Explore the Exhibit
Come on in! The exhibit has many displays that can be touched and held, including furs and bones! Be sure to handle them gently…
Click on the images to enjoy some very fun and educational wildlife games from around the web.
Dung Beetle Derby
Help the dung beetle move his treasure by solving some very stinky puzzles... with Dung Beetle Derby by National Geographic Kids.
Animals have to be quick to catch food and avoid predators! Pick your animal and get moving with Nature Changer by PBS Kids.
Wildfire Story Maker
Learn about the dangers of wildfire with this fun personalized story maker by Smokey the Bear and the US Forest Service.
Invasive species don't belong - and they challenge native species for resources. Separate native species from invasive ones with Invaders! by PBS Kids.
Explore on Paper
These are downloadable and printable animal & science quizzes, which you can complete by following along with the exhibit displays!
Explore on Paper
These coloring pages are all thanks to supercoloring.com. You can color these pages online using their website, or you can print them and color at home.
The best place to spot a bison in Utah is on Antelope Island, in the middle of the Great Salt Lake. They're easy to see; a bison's dark brown coat is so shaggy and thick that snow can land on it without melting. Baby bison are nicknamed "red dogs", because they are born with a reddish-golden coat.
A wolf's color is determined by the color of its "guard hairs", the long, stiff hairs on its back. They are usually a mix of white, brown, gray, and black. Some wolves are red or yellowish, even golden! In North America, wolves follow "Glover's rule", which means that wolves in more humid habitats tend to have more pigment in their hairs. Every wolf's coat pattern is unique, and some are completely white or black.
Northern Spotted Owl
You can probably guess the Northern Spotted Owl's pattern from its name... spotted! These owls' feathers are light brown with white flecks all over their chest and wings. They have large, deep black eyes, and a dark ring around their face. The Northern Spotted Owl was listed as a threatened species in 1990.
The snowy owl isn't hard to color - it's white! This serves it well in its arctic environment by allowing it to blend in with the snow. Male snowy owls tend to be more completely white, while females have very defined black specks. When they're first born, snowy owlets are gray.
Woolly Bear Moth & Caterpillar
Keep your eyes peeled in the fall for the woolly bear caterpillar, which is black on the ends and red in the center. Folklore says that the amount of black on a woolly bear caterpillar (also called a "woolly worm") predicts how severe the coming winter will be. Annual festivals are held in its honor in both Ohio and North Carolina.
White Tailed Deer
White tailed deer are named for their fluffy white rump. When alarmed, a deer will point its tail up to let the predator know that it has been noticed. White tailed deer are abundant across North America, and are usually light brown, except for an isolated population of fully white deer living on the former Seneca Army Depot in New York.
Moose can be found in North America and Eurasia in boreal forests. Although moose are usually solitary, a female moose will travel with her calf. The females and calves lack antlers, but are still very large and foreboding. In this coloring page, a pair of them are crossing a road. Collisions of cars and moose are very dangerous, so many roads in moose-abundant regions are fenced or lined with warning signs.
The adult male moose (bulls) have enormous antlers shaped like open palms. Each year, the antlers shed and regrow. A bull moose's age is reflected by the size of its antlers, and antlers protect the moose's face and eyes during combat. A mature bull's antler span may be up to 6 feet wide. That's huge! Another interesting feature that every moose has is the dewlap. The dewlap is a fold of skin below the moose's chin that looks like a bell.
Cougars are big cats that can be found all over the Americas, from Canada to the Andes. They are predators, eating mammals of all sizes from mice to deer. They are adjusted to all kinds of habitats. Cougars are "ambush" hunters, meaning that they hide while they hunt and sneak up on their prey. They can run up to 35 miles per hour (really fast!) and leap up to 20 feet! The cougar, Puma concolor, was actually named after its look. "Concolor" is latin for "of uniform color".