With the help of the book Super Submarines, learn what submarines are, how they work, and how they are used for exploration and security. Look through a real periscope and imagine yourself as a Navy submariner!
Based on the children’s book of the same name, find out what makes boats different from each other and learn some boating safety rules. Put together big boat puzzles and play “I Spy with my Eye” in our boat galleries!
Follow the life story of Rex, a Chinook salmon, to discover how this ocean fish has adapted to life in Lake Michigan. Learn what makes a fish’s body perfect for life in the water, and meet one of Rex’s foes, the sea lamprey.
Learn the science of sinking and floating using actual Great Lakes cargo with model boats. Experiment with weight, volume, and distribution as you try to keep your boat afloat in the Children’s Waterways Room!
While reading the story Oh No! Hannah’s Swamp is Changing by Marilyn Barrett-O’Leary, find out how the swamp habitat of a heron named Hannah changes and how people play a part in that change. Learn how Wisconsin’s wetland and other water habitats have also changed and how everyone can help protect these delicate ecosystems.