Animal Investigations

Celebrating Nature's Diversity Photo Wall exhibit

Celebrating Nature’s Diversity

From African Elephants to Whooping Cranes, the diversity of animals that call our planet home is breathtaking. This permanent installation features stunning photography from the National Geographic Photo Ark by renowned photographer Joel Sartore. His intimate photos aim to forge connections to these animals and inspire action to save them. Join us in Celebrating Nature’s Diversity!

Animal Ambassadors

Every day from 11:00–11:20 a.m. come learn about animals with the help of one of our very special animal ambassadors that live in the Animal Discovery Zone! You’ll get the chance to make observations and ask questions about one of our live animals and learn about their diet, behavior, adaptations, and more! For the health and safety of our staff, our visitors, and our animals, capacity is limited.

A Lawrence educator holds a turtle while children observe the animal

Animal Discovery Zone

With our international colony of teaching animals—from chinchillas to box turtles—you can learn about animal behavior and habitats. Our knowledgeable staff will introduce you to our wonderful creatures and share fun stories and interesting facts about them.