Program Details: Open to the public

Animal Adaptation Hands-on Workshop

Animal Adaptaion Hands-on Workshop (recommended for 3rd - 5th grades)
Explore skulls and tracks to learn about the characteristics, adaptations, and variation of Colorado animals. Students make their own animal track to take home.

Workshops are offered in conjunction with guided programs to provide a more in-depth learning experience; students will create an object of their own to take home. A guided program or workshop is an enriching stand-alone experience. Pairing a guided program and workshop together for a field trip provides a wonderful, 2 hour, in-depth experience for students.

Reservations are required 2 weeks in advance for museum workshops. For more information and to make an on-line reservation request, visit the museum website.

This is a public program and there is a fee to attend. For more information, please visit the program website.


On Campus

  • CU Museum (Henderson Building)
  • Museum of Natural History

Sponsoring Units

Research Institutes & Centers

  • University of Colorado Museum of Natural History

Program Contact

Jim Hakala
Senior Educator

Program Categories


  • Biological Sciences
  • Education (K-12)
  • Natural Sciences
  • Science
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)

Program Types:

  • Exhibition
  • Field Trip
  • Workshop


  • Children & Youth (outside school)
  • Students - Elementary School
  • Students - Homeschooled
  • Teachers - Elementary School

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