R.B. Annis Naturalist’s Lab

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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.

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 | Place objects underneath the micro-eye to see what they look like magnified up to 40 times.

Creative space | Check the day’s map to see what daily programming is happening in this space!

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