Behind the scenes

Be Inspired by Nature’s Ingenuity

Take a moment to explore the stories and science behind The Machine Inside: Biomechanics. You’ll discover how the intricate inner workings of plants and animals help them find their next meal, spring into action, and decode the mysteries of the world around them. Then see how humans have mined and mimicked nature’s designs to improve our own lives!

Built to Survive
Explore the extraordinary equipment that living creatures have evolved to battle the elements using an array of adaptations designed for defense against the forces of nature.

Built to Move
Find out how plants and animals make a big impact on their world, generating enough force to bite, grab, jump, run, swim, and fly after their next meal.

Built to Discover
See how some amazing organisms collect clues and investigate their environment using astonishing detection devices both familiar and unimaginable.