Invertebrate Encounter - DuPage Children's Museum

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Invertebrate Encounter

Explore life sciences with our newest Learning Lab ­– entomology! Using visual thinking strategies while observing stick insects, hissing cockroaches, tarantulas, and scorpions, students will:

  • Observe the differences between insects and arachnids

  • Discuss habitat and adaptation

  • Discover their role in the ecosystem and impact on the environment



Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards:

  • Demonstrate curiosity about the world and begin to use the practices of science and engineering to answer questions and solve problems

  • Explore concepts and information about the physical, earth, and life sciences

  • Understand that living things rely on the environment and/or others to live and grow

  • Understand important connections and understandings in science and engineering


Next Generation Science Standards:

  • Interdependent Relationships in Ecosystems
  • Natural Selection and Adaptations


NOTE: The animals will not be taken out of their enclosures. Students will be observing but not touching.

  • Grades PreK – 5
Lab Time
  • 1 Hour –
  • 1.5 Hours
Pricing per Learning Lab
  • 1 class | day: $235

    2 classes* | day: $445

    3 classes* | day: $640

*Must be same Learning Lab


Madalyn McLean
Education Booking Coordinator
630.637.8000 x6150

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