Jaws and Claws

By comparing and contrasting a variety of predators, students will discover the specialized adaptations that allow them to find and capture their prey. They will examine the eyes, ears, teeth, and beaks that enable animals to successfully hunt fish, insects, mice, and clams.

Times: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm
Number of Students: 50 maximum
Length: One hour
Fee: $8.00 per student ($200 minimum per program) includes museum admission. One chaperone per five students free; $10.00 per additional adult chaperone.

Please note: One chaperone per five students is required for grades K–8.

See also: Grades 3-5

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Grades 1-6

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