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Discovery Guides

Below is a list of printable discovery guides and answer keys that you can use in our galleries. These discovery guides are designed to supplement a scheduled tour program or can be used to enhance a self-guided group visit to the Museum.

Our discovery guides change routinely along with changes in the exhibits.
Please make sure you are using the most current version of our discovery guides.

Tips for Groups

Before Your Visit:

  • Make enough copies of the guide(s) for students and chaperones.
  • Divide students into groups of about 5 to 10 students.
  • Provide the chaperones with a copy of the answer key(s).
  • Bring pencils and clip boards or notebooks to write upon.

At the Museum

  • Divide students into groups of about 5 to 10 students.
  • Please keep voices low.  
  • Remind students that it is not a race but an adventure of discovery.  

Discovery Guides & Answer Keys

Scavenger Hunts for Families

Family Guide: Prehistoric Tour                                                               
Family Guide: You Solve It: Prehistory and Museum Mysteries  

 

Discovery Guides for Grades K-2 

Grades K-2: Prehistoric Life Answers
Grades K-2: Michigan Wildlife Answers
Grades K-2: Bones in our backyard: Discovering the Bristle Mammoth Answers

 

Discovery Guides for Grades 3-5

Grades 3-5: Prehistoric Life                                                                 Answers
Grades 3-5: Michigan Wildlife Answers

 

Discovery Guides for Grades 6-8

Grades 6-8: Prehistoric Life Answers
Grades 6-8: Michigan Wildlife Answers
Grades 6-8: Bones in our backyard: Discovering the Bristle Mammoth Answers

 

Discovery Guides for High School

High School: Prehistoric Life                                                               Answers
High School: Michigan Wildlife Answers