Holiday Hours:  

Check our limited Holiday Hours

Join us in the Science Forum for 15-20 minute engaging science demonstrations that will help you see the world in a whole new way.

Demonstrations are free and appropriate for visitors ages 5 and above. Schedule subject to change.

 

Cow Eye Dissection
December
Saturdays and Sundays
11:00 a.m.
No demos on Saturday, December 3
Museum closed December 24, 25, 26, 31, and January 1

Have you ever wondered how we see? To take a closer look at the organ that helps us see the world, join UMMNH staff in dissecting a cow’s eye. How is it similar to and different from our eyes, and those of other animals? Learn the parts of the eye and how they work together. While exploring the lens, we’ll also talk about why some of us need glasses and how we can keep our eyes and our vision healthy.

 

Out of the Water and Back Again: A Whale’s Tale
December
Saturdays and Sundays
3:00 p.m.
No demos on Saturday, December 3
Museum closed December 24, 25, 26, 31, and January 1

Take a journey through deep time as we explore a story that has taken millions of years to unfold, and then examine a brand new discovery! Where did life begin? How did the first four-footed land animals emerge? And why do fossil whales have feet? Participants examine the museum’s fossil whales and related species as they learn about the evolutionary processes responsible for the diversity of life on earth.