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Drop-In Activity

Charles River Field Station

Join a Museum educator and explore the river ecosystem with a variety of hands-on investigations. Activity topic varies from day to day. See below for a description of rotating topics.


Current activities include:

  • Life in the Charles What lives in the Charles River? Some things are too small for our eyes to see! Examine a sample of river water under a microscope and see the amazing diversity of tiny organisms that call the river home.
  • Feed the Birds! Can you figure out what a bird eats just by looking at it? Test your skills as a naturalist by examining beaks of a variety of birds you might find along the Charles River and see if you can figure out what foods each bird is best adapted for eating.
  • Predator or Prey? What do you know about New England wildlife? Examine skulls of several New England animals and look for clues about how each animal lived!


Approximately 20 minutes


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Recommended for: Grades Pre-K – 12 and adults

Free with Exhibit Halls admission or membership. Purchase Exhibit Halls tickets:


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