We visited Frankfurt’s Senckenberg Museum of Natural History and especially enjoyed its dinosaur and educational exhibits.
Little boys of all ages enjoy dinosaurs. This diplodocus dominates the room. Notice the school group sitting close to the teacher and paying attention.
The tyrannosaurus rex is a lordly king, towering over passers-by.
They have a fossil of a hairy dinosaur. Amazingly, the hair on the tail of this psittacosaurus has been preserved in the stone, and exposed for us to see.
The museum’s maps and diagrams show natural science fundamentals similar to material in the California Naturalist Handbook. This relief map shows land and oceans.
This diagram shows samples of various kinds of rocks. The green green diagram in the center shows the life cycle of rocks.
The next photo shows water. The top diagram shows the water life cycle: water evaporates and returns to the earth as rain, with more evaporation from the ocean than the land. The bottom pie chart shows that 97.28% of the earth’s water is salty ocean water. Of the remaining fresh water, most of it is locked up in icecaps and glaciers.
This exhibit discusses the Main River, today and before they started cleaning up the river, with models of the fish of the river.
The Senckenberg Museum’s natural science exhibits are very educational.