Towering dinosaurs and a spine-tingling mummy are just a couple of the exhibits that have made this museum a big hit with families for years. In the Great Hall of Dinosaurs you can see complete skeletons of a Stegosaurus and an Archelon, an extinct turtle species about the size of a minivan.
The famous mural "The Age of Reptiles" is located here. The tomb of a 2,000-year-old Egyptian mummy has been re-created in the museum.
But the museum goes even further to lure children into the fascinating realm of natural science. Its special Discovery Room is designed just for families. Here, "please touch" is the rule, and you can examine a 100-million-year-old fossil, walk in the tracks of a dinosaur, compare your height to that of a mature black bear, and connect the bones of a rabbit. The Discovery Room also features a large collection of live animals, including an air-breathing African lungfish and brightly colored poison dart frogs from South America.