The Nature Exchange is a fun way to trade items with us from nature including shells, rocks, bark, antlers, feathers, pinecones, and more!

Here is how it works while the museum is temporarily closed: 

You are on a walk with your family, you spot a cool rock on the ground, you pick it up, take a photo of it or draw it, write about it and send it in to us at the Nature Exchange Online. You tell us about the rock and when we’re open again, we tell you how many points it will get you. Add up your points and then trade them in for some other really cool thing!

The more points you collect, the bigger and better your opportunity to “purchase” more valuable objects. We also give extra points for taking part in the weekly challenges! The more you share, the more unique your sharing is, the higher the points you earn. Look us up and show us your collections! We highly encourage parent involvement and are excited to engage with all of you through research and discovery.