Discovery Tree

Catalog #: 026-06-0004
Parent Exhibit: Animal Secrets
Description: Examine the trunk of a large oak tree, including a cross-section of its interior and the tree’s exposed roots – all of which reveal hidden worlds. Consider how a variety of animals, including birds, mammals, amphibians, reptiles, and insects, might forage for food and build their homes in the tree. In the Tree Roots Lift a patch of leaf litter to reveal a salamander, beetles, pill bugs, and centipedes. Lift a patch of soil and find a toad’s den. On the Ground Peek into a cozy rabbit’s nest where baby rabbits are sleeping. In the Tree Trunk Open a bark door to expose the intricate pattern a bark beetle has eaten into the tree. Another window reveals a nest of woodpecker chicks. On the Tree Trunk Watch a parent woodpecker search for insects and spot a squirrel climbing higher up on the tree trunk. Chipmunk Den Don a chipmunk vest and pretend to be a chipmunk. Look through a window to spy a chipmunk family in their den. Gather acorns to prepare for the winter, store them in cubbies, and then cuddle up in your soft, comfy den.
Approximate Component Dimensions: H 94 inches | W 82 inches | D 48 inches
Site Requirements
Power Required: Yes
Powered From: Ceiling
Air Pressure: N/A
Special Notes: Bilingual

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