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Families

Bring creative learning experiences inspired by the museum’s collections into your home.

Botanical Coloring Sheets

All ages | Bring nature inside with these coloring pages of plants, taken from works by botanical artists of the 19th and 20th centuries.

Read & Create: Jacob the Juggler

Grades Pre-K–2 | Listen to the story “Jacob the Juggler” based on a French legend from the 13th century and create story puppets or print coloring pages inspired by the tale.

Read & Create: Run, Little Chaski!

Grades Pre-K–2 | Listen to the story “Run, Little Chaski!” An Inka Trail Adventure and learn about khipus with a hands-on counting activity using simple knots. Available in English and Spanish.

Read & Create: Zonia’s Rain Forest

Grades Pre-K–2 | Listen to the story “Zonia’s Rain Forest” and learn about ecosystems and botanical art by Margaret Mee. Explore ecosystems around you and gather leaves to create your own botanical prints! Available in English and Spanish.

Heliconia Pencil Topper Tutorial

Grades 4 and up | Learn about pollination and co-evolution with this paper craft tutorial.

Hummingbird Mobile Tutorial

Grades 6 and up | Learn about hummingbirds and the plant-bird relationship with this paper craft tutorial. Students will read about hummingbirds and create a hummingbird mobile by scientist and artist Amy Lamb.

Pre-Columbian Jewelry Word Search and Wari Textile Exercise

Grades 6–8 | Learn about materials and subjects in Pre-Columbian jewelry, and search for colors, shapes, and lines in a Wari textile.