This page is for kid's and parents. Check out our activities to further investigate the history of life on Earth. Also check our Events page to read about upcoming kid-friendly events and activities!
Visiting the park?
Discovery Pack Create and use your own to explore the fossil beds.
Kid's Photo Page Take a photo at the Falls of the Ohio and send it in!
Kid's Journal Have a fun time at the Falls of the Ohio? Tell us about it!
Collecting Piles - Pick up and keep fossils and minerals here (behind the Interpretive Center). Collecting is not allowed anywhere else in the park.
Activities for home
What do you know about fossils? Take this True-False Quiz and learn about paleontology.
Match This Fossil game
Can you identify a fossil by its description?
Match Birds With Their Food
What do birds found at the Falls eat?
Match the Bird Color With Its Name
Preschooler Bird Matching Game
Match the River Mussels
Can you identify seven freshwater mussels by their common names?
Match the Prehistoric Tool
Can you match the tool to its description?
Print out and color fossils from the Devonian period, a red-tail hawk & a cabin.
Make a paper trilobite
Link away from our website
Make a cattail duck
Native American craft - Link away from our website
Puzzle out these activities (as we develop them).
Activities to learn more about how fossils lived From our "Educator Information" section
Stories for Young Scientists!
Stories for elementary level children - with questions for further learning.
Tiny: A Trilobite's Tail
Discover the life of a Devonian trilobite!
Cruisin' the Devonian Coral Sea
Explore the Devonian Sea Floor
Tentacles: The Story of a Devonian Nautilus NEW!
A day in the young life of an ancient carnivore
2013 Events that kids will enjoy!
Free Fishing Day - June 1
George Rogers Clark Days - June 22 & 23
Family Fun Fair - August 3
Earth Discovery Day - August 24
Archaeology Day - September 14
Charlestown Under the Stars - October 12
Go to our special events page (link in the upper left) for details of these and other events & programs.
Summer Camps for Kids
The Falls of the Ohio Foundation offers day camps for children June and July. Most are half-day. There are two career camps offered for older children. Young Paleontologist Camp (age 10 - 15) and Teen Archaeology Camp (age 12 - 16) allow budding fossil and archaeology enthusiasts the opportunity to learn about careers through activities and field work. Click here for more details.
July 11 - 13 July 16 - 18
Careers in the Great Outdoors
What type of schooling and classes do you need to become a naturalist, forester, paleontologistwildlife biologist, or other exciting career? This page has suggestions and links to career information from organizations, universities and government agencies. Click on the photo to learn more!
Indiana Young Birders (Part of the Indiana Audubon Society)
Nature Rocks - Learn about nature discovery activities in your area
Make a pinecone bird feeder
An inexpensive way to keep birds happy around your home.
Make a plastic bottle bird feeder
A fun home-made bird feeder that can be hung on the porch or in a tree.
Updated May 14, 2013