Unlike the traditional museum setting, the Naturalist Workshop encourages the touching of speciments. How much does a sugar pine cone weigh? Can you fit together a cow humerus and pelvis? How many kinds of minerals can you see in one rock? Tables laden with fur, rock, bones, plants, insects, a balance, magnifying glasses, and more provide opportunities for all ages to get in touch with items straight from nature. Additionally, there are field guides and a sightings board for any living organisms you might encouner as you explore the Austin Nature & Science Center.