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Falls of the Ohio State Park, on the banks of the Ohio river, is home to 386 million year old fossil beds, among the largest naturally exposed Devonian fossil beds in the world. The interpretive center, featuring a video presentation and exhibit gallery, overlooks the fossil beds. The Park holds a number of special events throughout the year, including fossil bed hikes, Young Paleontologist camp, ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Geologic time, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology
 
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The Natural History Museum shows a number of traveling exhibits, with past exhibits archived on the website. Permanent exhibits include a special place for children five and under called the Nature Nest, designed to familiarize young children with the plants and animals around them, using live animals and rotating themes. At the Naturalist Center, visitors can view and touch almost anything in the ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology
 
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The mission of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles is to inspire wonder, discovery, and responsibility for our natural and cultural worlds. The Museum has three floors of exhibits, featuring the world?s largest collection of natural gold in the Hall of Gems and Minerals, a dueling T. rex and Triceratops in the Dinosaur Hall, an insect zoo, Discovery Center hands-on activity world, as well as ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Human geography, Geologic time, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology
 
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The Riverside Metropolitan Museum is a center for learning and a community museum that collects, exhibits and interprets cultural and natural history. The Museum collects, preserves and interprets specimens that document the natural setting of Riverside and the region around it, and includes exhibits and education on plants, animals, people and the geological setting for their activities. Nature Lab ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Government portal
Subject: Biology, Ecology, Environmental science, Geologic time, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology
 
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Located on the campus of The Webb Schools, the Raymond M. Alf Museum is the only paleontology museum in the nation located on a high school campus. The Museum?s mission is to serve Southern California as an educational resource, to act as a center of paleontological research for the international scientific community, and to provide a unique curricular ingredient for The Webb Schools. Home to the ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Geochemistry, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Structural geology, Physics
 
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The San Bernardino County Museum is a regional museum with exhibits and collections in cultural and natural history. Special exhibits, the Exploration Station live animal discovery center, extensive research collections, and public programs for adults, families, students, and children are all part of the museum experience. The Museum is surrounded by citrus groves, and orange blossoms perfume the ... Full description.
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Subject: Intermediate (3-5), Middle (6-8), High (9-12)
 
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The San Diego Natural History Museum traces its roots to a group of amateur naturalists, who formed the San Diego Society of Natural History in 1874. Today the Museum strives to help visitors interpret the natural world through research, education and exhibits. Active research in scientific field work and systematics has been ongoing since the Societies inception, and current fields of interest include ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Biology, Chemistry, Ecology, Environmental science, Geologic time, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Natural hazards, Biological oceanography, Physics
 
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The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain region?s leading resource for informal science education, and has a variety of exhibitions, programs, and activities to help Museum visitors experience the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth, and the universe. Exhibits include Gems and Minerals, Hall of Life, Space Odyssey, Prehistoric Journey, and various wildlife exhibits. There are ... Full description.
Grade level: Evidence, models, and explanation, Changes in earth and sky, Properties of earth materials, How forces of cooperation and conflict among people influence the division and control of Earth's surface
Resource type: Non-profit portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Physical geography, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Structural geology, Natural hazards, Physics, Space science
 
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The Yale Peabody Museum houses more than 11 million specimens and objects in anthropology, botany, zoology, paleontology, entomology, ornithology, and historical scientific instruments in its collections. It is also home to Rudolph F. Zallinger?s murals The Age of Reptiles and The Age of Mammals. Permanent exhibitions include the Hall of Minerals, Earth and Space, the Peabody Dioramas, and the Great ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Agricultural science, Biology, Ecology, Human geography, Geologic time, Geology, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, History and philosophy of science, Physics, Space science
 
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The Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History, located on the National Mall, was opened in 1910 exclusively to house the national collections and research facilities. Today, the Museum main building is 1.5 million square feet, houses over 1000 employees, and has collections facilities and research stations world wide. With a growing number of interactive websites, the Museum is evolving into ... Full description.
Grade level: Informal
Resource type: Educational portal
Subject: Atmospheric science, Biology, Climatology, Ecology, Environmental science, Human geography, Geologic time, Geology, Geophysics, Mineralogy or petrology, Paleontology, Structural geology, Biological oceanography, Space science
 
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