Over 120 animals live at the Museum of Science in our exhibits and in the Museum's Live Animal Center. Animal center staff regularly provide these animals with toys and houses to play in as part of their animal enrichment program, which allows them to maintain species-specific behavior and contributes to their overall well being.
Participants will research a particular animal and design a house or toy that will encourage each animal's specific behaviors. Each house or toy must fit into the animal's cage, support the animal's size and weight, and be constructed of non-toxic materials. Completed designs are brought to the animals each day.