Welcome to the Wonder Zone!
Wonder how? Wonder why? Wonder Zone is your weekly peek into the minds of Cincinnati Museum Center Program Specialists. Why are Peacock feathers so shiny? How do magnets work? Every week, James, Brian, Megan or another CMC specialist will guide you through a new experiment answering questions like these. See how to perform fun science experiments at home and, more importantly, learn why and how the experiment even works in the first place.
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Wonder Zone Video of the Week
Duke Energy Children's Museum at Cincinnati Museum Center is home to all sorts of animal friends. In this video, you can meet Shelly, an Eastern Box Turtle.
Shelly was found by Museum Center staff in 1990 with a damaged shell. Luckily for Shelly, the Museum Center exhibits team was able to craft a prosthetic, or false, shell for her.
Go further: What kind of animals live near you? What kind of habitats do they live in? Remember, observe wild animals from a distance. Being respectful of an animal keeps both us and the animal safe.