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      Why Are There So Many Terra Cotta Warriors?

      Buried for centuries and unearthed in 1974, clay fragments led archaeologists to a stunning discovery – approximately 8,000 life-size soldiers, each one unique! This army of thousands, completed in 210 B.C., was created in amazing detail and then buried as part of the world’s largest underground burial site. The terra cotta warriors protect an...

      Saturday Science: Build a Bird's Nest

      This week's Saturday Science is based on an activity by the Bake at 350 blog, with some added family learning inspiration from our science educator, Becky Wolfe. For more on bird nests, read Becky's latest blog about nests found in our collection. To get into the springtime spirit, try building your own (yummy!) nest.  Materials 3 cups mini marshmallows 3 tbsp. unsalted butter ​1/2 tsp vanilla 4...