North America

Witness the changing landscape of North America and variety of flora and fauna that lives in far-flung environments, from the grizzly bear and Sitka spruce of the Northwest Coast to the American Crocodile of the mangrove thickets of the Everglades. Visitors will also learn about native peoples sprinkled across the United States, and the variety of dwellings used by these peoples, from round earth lodges to pueblos. An intriguing new exhibit section on Native Games will also intrigue visitors with its exploration of how games came actually serve social, ceremonial, and political purposes.