Animal Secrets

Where does a chipmunk sleep? What does an eagle feed its young? How do mother bats find their babies in a cave? In Animal Secrets, families will learn the answers to these questions and more as they explore the hidden habitats and secret lives of forest animals. Using imaginative role-play and hands-on activities, children will discover nature from an animal’s point of view in naturalistic environments, including a stream, woodland, meadow, cave and naturalist's tent.

PLAY with animals in a realistic habitat at the Stream. OBSERVE the sights and sounds of the Meadow. PRETEND to be an eagle, chipmunk and raccoon in the Woods. EXPLORE the unfamiliar environment of the cave. INVESTIGATE specimens from the natural world in the Naturalists' Tent.

Animal Secrets is specially designed for children ages 3-8; preschool to 3rd grade school groups; and has English and Spanish text panels.

Check out our Animal Secrets website for additional information about this exciting exhibit.

  • Requires a minimum of 2,500 sq. ft.
  • 21 exhibits: hands-on interactives, environments, graphics and text
  • Accompanying website
  • Instruction Manual and technical support
  • Teachers Guide and Interpretive Floor Staff Training Guide
  • Marketing Kit
Cost & Rental Terms 
  • Rental fee is $30,000 for a 3 month booking; double bookings are available at a discount
  • Shipped in one 53 ft. truck
  • Deposit required upon booking
  • 3-5 days estimated for installation and takedown
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Animal Secrets was produced and is toured by the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. This exhibit was made possible by a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant.