Discovery Guides

Below is a list of printable discovery guides and answer keys that you can use in our galleries. These discovery guides are designed to supplement a scheduled tour program or can be used to enhance a self-guided group visit to the Museum.

Our discovery guides change routinely along with changes in the exhibits.
Please make sure you are using the most current version of our discovery guides.

Tips for Groups

Before Your Visit:

  • Make enough copies of the guide(s) for students and chaperones.
  • Divide students into groups of about 5 to 10 students.
  • Provide the chaperones with a copy of the answer key(s).
  • Bring pencils and clip boards or notebooks to write upon.

At the Museum

  • Divide students into groups of about 5 to 10 students.
  • Please keep voices low.  
  • Remind students that it is not a race but an adventure of discovery.  
Discovery Guides & Answer Keys
Scavenger Hunts for Families
Family Hunt: Prehistoric Life (PDF) Answers (PDF)
Family Hunt: Michigan Wildlife (PDF) Answers (PDF)
Discovery Guides for Grades K-2  
Grades K-2: Prehistoric Life (PDF) Answers (PDF)
Grades K-2: Michigan Wildlife (PDF) Answers (PDF)
Discovery Guides for Grades 3-5
Grades 3-5: Prehistoric Life (PDF) Answers (PDF)
Grades 3-5: Michigan Wildlife (PDF) Answers (PDF)
Discovery Guides for Grades 6-8
Grades 6-8: Prehistoric Life (PDF) Answers (PDF)
Grades 6-8: Michigan Wildlife (PDF) Answers (PDF)
Discovery Guides for High School  
High School: Prehistoric Life (PDF) Answers (PDF)
High School: Michigan Wildlife (PDF) Answers (PDF)