Featured Exhibits 2018-2019

Dinosaurs Unearthed

Through January 6, 2019

At Sloan Museum's Courtland Center Mall location
Grades Pre-K-6 | 1 hour

Dinosaurs Unearthed features over 15 animatronic dinosaurs, as well as giant skeletons, fossils, and hands-on activities. The exhibit combines finely detailed animatronics, fossils, skeletons, interactive consoles, and a lush setting, with educational content that reflects the latest scientific theories.

Sloan Museum Dinosaur Detectives will guide students through the dinosaurs as the students gather information about life cycles, ecosystems, food webs, and adaptations. At the end of the tour, kids will analyze their evidence in order to identify the dinosaur of the day. Science standards content will be emphasized for each grade level.
NGSS: K-LS1.C, 1-LS1.A, 1-LS1.B, 1-LS1.D, 1-LS3.A, 1-ESS3.A, 2-LS4.D, 3-LS1.B, 3-LS2.D, 3-LS3.A, 3-LS3.B, 3-LS2.C, 3-LS4.A, 3-LS4.B, 3-LS4.C, 3-LS4.D, 4-LS1.A, 4-LS1.D, 4-ESS1.C, 5-LS2.A

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RACE: Are We So Different?

Through December 9, 2018

At Sloan Museum in the Flint Cultural Center
Grades 5-12
Subsidies are available for qualifying schools to attend. Call 810-237-3409 for more information.

This exhibit is designed to encourage dialogue about the ways race and racism impact our communities, no matter your background. The exhibition provides important shared experiences for your students that can inform discussions about current events, US history, and their own personal stories. Don't miss the chance for your students to join in this community-wide conversation with a tour of the exhibit. The RACE: Are We So Different? exhibition explores three primary themes:

The science of human variation, and where current scientific understanding is inconsistent with popular notions of race.

The history of the idea of race, with an emphasis on the role of science in shaping the concept of race.

The contemporary experience of race and racism in the United States, and the often-invisible ways race and racism have infiltrated laws, customs, and institutions.

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An Equal Opportunity Lie

Through December 9, 2018

At Sloan Museum in the Flint Cultural Center
Grades 5-12
Subsidies are available for qualifying schools to attend. Call 810-237-3409 for more information.

In 1967, protesting the Flint city commission's defeat of an open housing ordinance, Flint Mayor Floyd McCree stated that he would resign his appointed position, saying, “I‘m not going to sit up here any longer and live an equal opportunity lie.” Using objects and images from Sloan Museum’s collection, this exhibition examines the systemic forces that made residential housing segregation the norm throughout Flint and Genesee County. While the exhibit does not claim that housing segregation has ended in our community, it concludes with the narrow passing of a public referendum on open housing—the first of its kind in the nation. Visitors are invited to reflect on what progress has been made since.

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Tropical Odyssey Maze

January 19 - April 24, 2019

At Sloan Museum's Courtland Center Mall location
Grades 1-4 | 1 Hour (half hour in exhibit, half hour in station activities)

Swing like a spider monkey, leap like a frog! Students will explore the diversity of life in this rainforest ecosystem maze and then rotate through hands-on STEM based stations for make-and-take activities. Investigate food chains, needs of living things, and physical adaptations that help plants and animals survive in this very special environment.
NGSS: 1-LS1.A, 2-LS2.A, 2-LS4.D, 3-LS3.A, 3-LS3.B, 4-LS1.A, 4-LS1.D

Call 810-237-3409 to book your field trip!

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