GEOLOGY, PALEOBIOLOGY, WOWOLOGY!
Explore Indiana’s natural history through your senses. The Naturalist’s Lab is a place for hands-on exploration of different sciences, including paleobiology, archaeology, geology and more.
The R.B. Annis Naturalist’s Lab is currently closed and will open Friday through Sunday in May and Wednesday through Sunday in June.
Touch, see, hear
Learn what Indiana animals look and sound like. Use a touch screen to choose from a list of Indiana animals, hear their calls and see a spotlight highlighting the real taxidermy animal.
Become a scientist
Use the tools of a naturalist to discover the world around you, and learn from our on-staff scientists and historical Hoosiers.
Magnify the Fun
Place objects underneath the micro-eye to see what they look like magnified up to 40 times.
Explore more activities for your Little Ones
Explore Firefly landing, a space for families with children ages 6 and younger to experience interactive story time, sensory tables, hands-on activities and more. Class sizes are very small, allowing lots of one-on-one time with our early childhood specialists.Explore Our Early Childhood Activities