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Printable Activities

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

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Scavenger Hunt  
Do you know your ABCs? Lets test it with our SCAVENGER HUNT! 

Download Scavenger Hunt

Download Answers

What Can you FInd Download PDF
What was your favorite subject at the MNS? Can you draw its picture?  Download PDF


Activity Sheets & Fun Facts

Activity Related Exhibit
Create your own Base Camp in Antarctica Activity
Activity Prompt
Landscape Coloring Page
Base Camp Coloring Page
Bear necessities: Basic facts on three species of bears. Polar Bear, Brown Bear, and the Canebrake
Biodiversity Bingo  
Discovering mountain plants and animals and their adaptations. [579 KB] In the World: The Rockies above Timberline
Endangered Species… What can we do?  Louisiana’s Past: The Border of a Canebrake
Fun facts about fungi!  
Fun facts about insects! Insect Case
It is a bug’s life in the South! All about insects.  Insect Case
Law of Superposition Louisiana Native Americans
Loss of habitat and extinct species… Is it really happening?  Louisiana’s Past: In a virgin bottomland forest
Louisiana’s wetlands are threatened! What can we do to save them?  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?  The Hall of Birds
The climate is changing! What are the consequences for our coastal islands?  Louisiana’s Present: Bird life on a coastal island
The life and adaptation of desert plants and animals.  In the World: The great southwestern desert
The low down on snakesssssssss.  Venomous and non-venomous Snakes of Louisiana
The most common Ice Age vertebrate fossils in Louisiana… Mastodons!  Mastondon Case
The plants and animals of Louisiana’s prairie.  Louisiana’s Past: The Louisiana prairie long ago
The wonderful wonders of the rainforests!  In the World: At the edge of the Rainforest
Watch out! Invasive species are on the loose in Louisiana!  Louisiana’s Present: A heronry in South Louisiana
What are herps? Reptiles & Amphibians of LA Cases
What do you know about tigers?  Mike I, the first LSU Bengal tiger
Who is ready to become a paleontologist?  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 Pages

Animal Coloring Pages Click to Download PDF

Antarctica Base Camp

Illustration by Danielle Kronmiller

Landscape PDF

Base Camp PDF

Black-necked Stilt (Himantopus mexicanus) Black-necked Stilt PDF

Common Garter Snake (Thamnophis sirtalis)

Illustration by Danielle Kronmiller

8.5x11 PDF

11X17 PDF

Copper Head (Agkistrodon contortrix)

Illustration by Danielle Kronmiller

8.5x11 PDF

11X17 PDF

Green Tree Frog (Hyla cinerea)  Green Tree Frog PDF

Ring-Necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus)

Illustration by Danielle Kronmiller

8.5x11 PDF

11X17 PDF

Sabah Bamboo Pitviper (Trimeresurus sabahi)

Illustration by Danielle Kronmiller

11X17 PDF

Western Ratsnake (Pantherophis obsoletus)

Illustration by Danielle Kronmiller

8.5x11 PDF

11X17 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!  Making a Big Splash with Louisiana Fishes                    



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