for Educators


Grades PreK-2 | Take your experience to the next level with this hands-on program!

  • Museum & Science Center
  • Inquiry Room Investigation
  • Pre K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
  • Physical Sciences, Life Science

Inquiry Room Investigation

Do your students really “dig” dinos? Take your experience to the next level with this hands-on program! Learn how dinosaurs used an amazing process called adaptation to find food and stay out of danger. Discover the tools and skills that real paleontologists use to turn fossil clues into science-backed stories about our planet’s past. Dig for fossils and draw your own conclusions about what happened millions of years ago in the region we now call home!

NYS Standards:

  • P-LS1-1. Observe familiar plants and animals (including humans) and describe what they need to survive.
  • P-LS1-2. Plan and conduct an investigation to determine how familiar plants and/or animals use their external parts to help them survive in the environment.
  • K-LS1-1. Use observations to describe patterns of what plants and animals (including humans) need to survive.
  • K-ESS2-2. Construct an argument supported by evidence for how plants and animals (including humans) can change the environment to meet their needs.
  • K-ESS3-1. Use a model to represent the relationship between the needs of different plants or animals (including humans) and the places they live.

How To Book

Need More Information?

  • Contact: Guest Services
  • Phone: 585.697.1942

When Is It?

  • Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Start Date: 09/07/2023
  • End Date: 06/25/2024
  • Program Length: 50 min.
  • Earliest Start Time: 10am

Who Should Attend?

  • Grades: Pre K, Kindergarten, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade
  • Minimum Attendance: 8
  • Maximum Attendance: 25

How Much Does It Cost?

  • $10 per person; PLUS: $6 Additional per person charge; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free

    In-Person Lunch Fee: $30 per classroom needed, students required to bring bag lunch
  • Minimum Student Charge: 15 students