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Printable Activities

Discover the LSU Museum of Natural Science Children’s Activity Book

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Activity Sheets & Fun Facts

Activity Related Exhibit
Bear necessities: Basic facts on three species of bears. Polar Bear, Brown Bear, and the Canebrake
Discovering mountain plants and animals and their adaptations. [579 KB] In the World: The Rockies above Timberline
Endangered Species… What can we do? [393 KB] Louisiana’s Past: The Border of a Canebrake
It is a bug’s life in the South! All about insects. [549 KB] Insect Case
Loss of habitat and extinct species… Is it really happening? [500 KB] Louisiana’s Past: In a virgin bottomland forest
Louisiana’s wetlands are threatened! What can we do to save them? [611 KB] Louisiana’s Present: Waterfowl in a Louisiana marsh
Parts of an Insect Insect Case
The amazing world of birds in Louisiana! What are the basics for recognizing them? [446 KB]  [1.1M] The Hall of Birds
The climate is changing! What are the consequences for our coastal islands? [516 KB] Louisiana’s Present: Bird life on a coastal island
The life and adaptation of desert plants and animals. [418 KB] In the World: The great southwestern desert
The low down on snakesssssssss. [497 KB] Venomous and non-venomous Snakes of Louisiana
The most common Ice Age vertebrate fossils in Louisiana… Mastodons! [486 KB] Mastondon Case
The plants and animals of Louisiana’s prairie. [310 KB] Louisiana’s Past: The Louisiana prairie long ago
The wonderful wonders of the rainforests! [636 KB]  In the World: At the edge of the Rainforest
Watch out! Invasive species are on the loose in Louisiana! [348 KB] Louisiana’s Present: A heronry in South Louisiana
What do you know about tigers? [407 KB] Mike I, the first LSU Bengal tiger
Who is ready to become a paleontologist? [576 KB] Allosaurus

How-To Activities

Activity Click to Download PDF
How to Herp Download How to Herp PDF
How to Make Spore Prints Download How to Make Spore Prints PDF


Coloring Book and Pages

Animal Coloring Pages Click to Download PDF
Animal Coloring Book Download Animal Coloring Book PDF
Lion (Panthera leo) Download Lion PDF
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus) Download Osprey PDF
Green-and-gold Tanager (Tangara schrankii) Download Tanager PDF
Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) Download Stilt PDF
Green Tree Frog (Hyla cinerea) Download Frog PDF
Pallid Bat (Antrozous pallidus) Download Bat PDF

Louisiana Native Americans Children’s Activity Book


Making a Big Splash with Louisiana Fishes

Activity Related Exhibit
Making a Big Splash with Louisiana Fishes! [8.9 MB] Making a Big Splash with Louisiana Fishes                    



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