Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History

The World and Me Family Program: Prehistoric Sea Monsters

Kids & Families

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 10:30am – 12pm EST


The World and Me Family Program Series

Learn more about your place in the world through explorations of nature and culture. Every second Saturday of the month, museum educators lead a program that combines a book reading, activities, and a chance to look more closely at the museum's collections. These programs are designed for Pre-K to 3rd grade.

What happens during a "World and Me" program?

10:30 - 10:45 a.m. - Free exploration of hands-on stations

10:45 - 11:00 a.m. - Book reading

11:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon - Hands-on activity, make-and-take activity

This month, we'll dive into prehistoric waters to explore the world of extinct large marine reptiles, like the mighty mosasaur. After a book reading, participants will take part in fossil-dig activities to learn more about how paleontologists make discoveries about animals that lived long ago and are no longer alive today. After the program, participants can continue their exploration of this topic in the new Sea Monsters Unearthed exhibit located in the Ocean Hall.


Free, but registration is requested. CLICK HERE to register.


First Floor, Q?rius Jr: a discovery room

Natural History Museum
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