Let’s start exploring!

Click the link: https://naturalhistory.si.edu/visit/virtual-tour

Scroll down to find “Access Tours”

Click: Current Exhibits

Scroll down to the Kenneth E. Behring Family Hall of Mammals

Click: Entrance

You will see a map in the upper right hand corner. This shows you where you are and where you have been. You can close and open this map for full view. We will only be on the first floor. To open the map back up click “first” where the map was.

To move through the Hall of Mammals, click on the blue dots on the map.

Next, you will see a toolbar at the center bottom of the screen,

  • You only need to use the left ⇦ and right ⇨ arrows to look around the room.
  • You don’t need to use the up and down arrows ⇧⇩.
  • Use the (+) to zoom in, and the(-) to zoom out.

Find “Teeth that Crunch” Hint! The dot you are looking for is in the area of the world you might find lions or giraffes. There are 4 rooms representing this country, but you can skip the 2 that say “high.” Once in the room look for camera icons to click on.

Now that you’ve found it! What animal’s teeth are they describing? It’s in BOLD at the bottom of the sign.

What animal has teeth that crunch?

Using the map (floor 1) find the dot that represents the Southern Hemisphere in the Hall of Mammals. Click on it.

Click the camera icon.

What country is the animal pictured found in?

Now click the blue arrow that seems to appear on the floor to the right.

What area of the world is this arrow taking you to?

Find the “Sun-filled Rainforest Canopy” camera icon and click on it.

What color is the animal pictured?

Using the map, head to the “North America 1” section in the Hall of Mammals. Find the “Frozen North” exhibit.

How many animals are there in this exhibit? Look closely!

Now on to a new area of the museum!

Using the map (floor 1) find the main entrance dot for the “Hall of Fossils Deep time” and click on it to enter.

Using the side to side arrows, find the black sign that reads “Mass Extinction.”

How many millions of years ago does the sign say this happened? Zoom in with the + for a closer look.

Return to the map, and in the same area click on the dot closest to the foot of the T. rex. (T. rex and The Last American Dinosaurs).

Using your side to side arrows, find the green sign that reads “Last American Dinosaurs.” use the zoom in + to read the sign.

What kind of ecosystem did the dinosaurs live in before the asteroid?

Using the map in the same area, find the dot for Bird Origins / Cretaceous Seas 1.

Using your side to side arrows, find the sign that reads “Dinosaurs Take to the Air.”

How many fossil stones are in the display below this sign?

Now, on your own, find the Giant Great White Jaws on display. Don’t forget to look at all the other cool fossils, bones, and displays while you search.

In what area did you find them? The area title is written above the tool bar with the arrows.