HMNS Sugar Land – Animal Secrets Exhibition
Houston Museum of Natural Science at the Sugar Land location presents the Animal Secrets Exhibition May 19th-September 9th.
Where does a chipmunk sleep? What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave? In Animal Secrets, open May 19 through September 9 visitors to HMNS Sugar Land will learn the answers to these questions and more as they explore the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals.
Animal Secrets is specially designed for children ages 3 through 8, preschool to third grade school groups, and has English and Spanish text panels.
In Animal Secrets, visitors discover nature from an animal’s point of view as they explore a stream, meadow, woodland, cave and naturalists’ tent. Visitors see the world from an eagle’s nest, pretend to be a chipmunk and gather food for the winter, and help a raccoon family escape from a hungry fox! Then, visitors can play the role of a naturalist and discover more about the animals that live in the woods by examining tracks, skulls, fur, bones and other real specimens.
Using imaginative role-play and hands-on activities, visitors can explore Animal Secrets in five naturalistic environments: stream, woodland, meadow, cave and naturalists’ tent.
Animal Secrets was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon. The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Additional support provided by the Collins Foundation and Meyer Memorial Trust.