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
Kellogg the Corn Snake
Maddie introduces us to Kellogg the corn snake! Kellogg lives in the Duke Energy Children's museum, along with many other animal friends. Snakes are an important part of the ecosystem, and they can be very helpful to humans! Corn snakes, like Kellogg, can often be found in corn fields and grain stores, where they eat mice and other pests that can damage crops.
Go further: What kind of animals live near you? What kind of habitats do they live in? What impact do they have on their ecosystem? Remember, observe wild animals from a distance. Being respectful of an animal keeps both us and the animal safe.