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Investigate healthy habitats and animal care for diverse species like bugs, lizards, and mammals. Learn about animal nutrition in the wild and perform experiments to uncover the ingredients in dog food. Analyze the behavior of animals large and small on an extended-day trip to Oglebay Good Zoo. Compare animal anatomy by examining skeletons from museum specimens. Try your hand at real and/or digital dissections of insects, fish, and mammals.

Field trip day to Oglebay Good Zoo: museum pick-up at 4:00 p.m.

Last day to register is June 19, 2019.

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Have you always dreamed of being a veterinarian? Investigate basic biology throughout the animal kingdom. Learn what you can do to help animals stay healthy—in the wild and in your backyard! Design and create idyllic habitats for animals in the museum’s popular Living Collection. Interact with animals of all shapes and sizes on an animal themed day trip.

Day trip to Rolling Hills Ranch: museum pick-up at 3:00 p.m.

Last day to register is July 31, 2019.

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Examine the biology, medicine, and health issues unique to large animals. Start by investigating the amazing skeletal structures and circulatory systems that support giraffes and dinosaurs. Discover how giant creatures create their own mini-ecosystems with fascinating examples of symbiosis and parasitism between animals of all sizes. Visit a ranch for horseback riding and compare modern and prehistoric horses at the museum to track their evolutionary path.

Field trip day to Rolling Hills Ranch: museum pick-up at 3:00 p.m.

Last day to register is July 31, 2019.

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