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Paleo Play Zone

There’s something new to see in the Discovery Center!

NHMLA's Discovery Center

There’s something new to see in the Discovery Center — the Paleo Play Zone! Right inside the doors, you can start digging in a fossil pit like a junior paleontologist. Nearby, we’ve laid out a tabletop dinosaur puzzle so you can put all the paleo pieces together. When you’re done with your dinosaur dig, there are sparkly minerals to touch. And microscopes and magnifying glasses allow you to investigate everything in the Discover Center up close.

The Discovery Center is on Level 2 of the museum. Look for the giant polar bear out front!