Discover the diversity of living things, how they survive, and what we can do to protect them.

Museum visitors viewing a diorama featuring giraffes, rhinoceroses, and zebras.

Connect your classroom with nature

Living organisms, from the most delicate flower to the toughest coyote, have a lot to teach us. Observe how all kinds of living creatures adapt to and interact with environments and each other. Learners will deepen their understanding of concepts like food chains, migration, and ecosystems. With lesson plans, games, and more, our resources help connect your students to the natural world, both in the classroom and at the museum.

Early Elementary Resources On Plants & Animals

In-museum activities with Plants & Animals

See life science up close with the Field’s diverse specimens.

Explore animal adaptations

Why are eggshells so brittle? What can we learn from how animals move? Investigate these questions and more with the Biomechanics Toolkit.

N. W. Harris Learning Collection

Bring Plants and Animals to Your Classroom Browse Specimens