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Science Detectives: Life of the Tropics


Join NCMNS on the second Wednesday of the month (October, November, and December) for classes designed especially for homeschool and track-out students. These 90-minute classes allow us to delve deeper into topics and incorporate additional learning experiences.

The tropics are home to the greatest diversity of life! Where on Earth are the tropics? Why are the tropics important to us? What plants and animals can be found there? All this (and much more!) will be answered as we explore life of the tropics.

Participants must be 8-10 years old for this program. This is a drop-off class. Parents will not be allowed to attend the class with their child but do need to remain in the Museum.