Migrate with hundreds of millions of Monarch butterflies across North America! Discover the hideaway of these magnificent creatures – a secret that was unlocked after 40 years of research by Dr. Fred Urquhart. Immerse yourself in this compelling adventure as you find a super generation of butterflies who miraculously travel to a new and remote destination. Experience firsthand the beauty of the migration cycle of butterflies spanning not only thousands of miles but generations!
What owls are found in Virginia? Study the common habitats, food sources and distinct calls for each type. How does the shape of an owl’s face help them to hear? Explore how structural adaptations allow owls to be quick and effective predators. Become a wildlife biologist and find out “hoo” was for dinner as you dissect an owl pellet!
Have an up-close encounter with snakes, cockroaches, and rats. Explore the special adaptations that these animals and others have to survive. Find out how different living things survive and reproduce in different environments. Learn about how changes over time have influenced the way living things look and behave today..
Meet Rat Team SMV and learn about operant and classical conditioning as you watch two rats play basketball – no we aren’t kidding.