The Mississippi River

Explore the mighty fascinating history and environment of America’s longest river. (Which also happens to be right outside our window.)

The Charles E. Towboat
The Charles E. Towboat

All aboard! Feel what it’s like to captain a real river towboat. Grab the controls and enjoy the view.

Collectors' Corner

Bring in natural objects you’ve discovered, earn points with your knowledge, and trade them for other fossils, minerals, or bones. It’s like a mini-museum here!

Weather experiments
Weather Experiments

The forecast calls for fun with this interactive exhibit that reveals the secrets behind our ever-changing weather.