Guides and Activities


Our Teaching, Reading, Exploring Knapsacks, or TREKsacks, are full of activities, books, and games for kids and their families. Visit our TREKsacks page for more information, or check one out from our front desk.

Guides and Scavenger Hunts

Add some new adventures to your next visit using these guides.  Pick up a copy from our front desk, or print one of the PDFs below and bring it with you.

Exhibit scavenger hunts and guides:

Natural history guides and activities:

Foreign language guides:

Free written guides for Iowa Hall are available in the Iowa Hall lobby in French, Spanish, Italian, Korean, Japanese, and Chinese (traditional and simplified).  Pick up a copy when you arrive, or print one of our PDFs below:

Flat Rusty

PDF iconFlat Rusty PDF

Flat Rusty is the traveling paper version of Rusty the Giant Sloth, our famous giant ground sloth.  Rusty loves to see where his flat friend has visited.  Print your own Flat Rusty, color him in, and send Rusty a picture of his adventures through email, Facebook (Rusty the Giant Sloth), or Twitter (@RustyGiantSloth)!