Ecosystems Discovery Room bedroom
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Family Discovery Room

Come visit our Ecosystems Discovery Room where ecology becomes approachable for young learners. This discovery room highlights a habitat that is easily recognizable: the home. Explore how our human habitat provides us with food, water, and shelter. Guests can also discover the ways pets—and pests—use our homes and yards to develop habitats of their own.

Cool things to discover!

Come check out the house mice and Madagascar cockroaches who have taken over the bedroom in our toddler area and our American Cockroaches who have taken over our kitchen cabinets. Explore our interactive Discovery Boxes that engage young learners with concepts from the Ecosystems gallery in an easy, approachable way. Plus, don’t forget to check out how we are helping the environment by creating fresh soil in our backyard compost bin!