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The RMSC’s Museum & Strasenburgh Planetarium will be open to the public on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays beginning Monday, November 30. See the Planetarium Show Schedule and the Museum Admission page to plan your visit. 

Animal Defenses

Animal Defenses

This adventure explores the unique defense mechanisms that our local animals use to protect and defend themselves.

**Capacity may be limited in compliance with public health guidelines in effect on the day of your visit.

Subjects: The Arts, Life Science
Program Type: Guided Cumming Nature Center Experience
NYS Standards:

  • 2-LS4-1 Make observations of plants and animals to compare the diversity of life in different habitats.

  • 3-LS1-1 Develop models to describe that organisms have unique and diverse life cycles but all have in common birth, growth, reproduction, and death.

  • 3-LS2-1 Construct an argument that some animals form groups that help members survive.

  • 3--LS3-2 Use evidence to support the explanation that traits can be influenced by the environment.

  • 3-LS4-3 Construct an argument with evidence that in a particular habitat some organisms can survive well, some survive less well, and some cannot survive at all.

  • 4-LS1-1 Construct an argument that plants and animals have internal and external structures that function to support survival, growth, behavior, and reproduction.


NGSS Keywords: Life Science, Ecosystems. Structure, Function & Information Processing, Organism, Plants & Animals


Where is it?

Cumming Nature Center

When is it?

Days Available: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Any time except for 11/13/20-12/26/20
Program Length: Full Day
Earliest Start Time: 8am

Who Should Attend?

Grades: 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade
Minimum Attendence: 12
Maximum Attendence: 60

How Much Does It Cost?

Cost: Guided Group Programs: $7 per person; 1 free adult with every 5 students; RMSC Member Adults free.

How To Book?

Call: 585.697.1942
Reservation Timeframe: 2 Wks

Need More Information?

Name: Member & Visitor Services
Phone: 585.697.1942


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