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Where does a chipmunk sleep? What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave? In ANIMAL SECRETS, families will learn the answers to these questions and more as they explore the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals. Using imaginative role-play and hands-on activities, children will discover nature from an animal's point of view in naturalistic environments.

PLAY with animals in a realistic habitat at the Stream. OBSERVE the sights and sounds of the Meadow. PRETEND to be an eagle, chipmunk and raccoon in the Woods. EXPLORE the unfamiliar environment of the Cave. INVESTIGATE specimens from the natural world in the Naturalists' Tent.

ANIMAL SECRETS is specially designed for children ages 3-8; preschool to 3rd grade school groups; and has English and Spanish text panels.


About the Exhibit 
ANIMAL SECRETS was created by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry.

Animal Secrets was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry, Portland, Oregon. The exhibit was made possible with funds provided by the National Science Foundation (NSF). Additional support provided by the Collins Foundation and Meyer Memorial Trust. 

The exhibit is sponsored locally by:
Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation
An anonymous sponsor
Chisholm Foundation
Feild Cooperative Associates, Inc.
Paul Benton
Plum Creek
Sanderson Farms
Trustmark Bank
Wheeler and Ashley Parker
Chris and Steve Zachow 
Halla Jo Ellis
Sean Wesley Ellis


Click here for the Animal Secrets Press Release

Click here to see photos of the ANIMAL SECRETS exhibit

Click here to download the ANIMAL SECRETS Family Guide to the exhibit