About the Game
Explore like the Megatherium Club!
- Hear the Smithsonian’s historian, Pamela Henson, describe the real Megatherium Club, a group of rowdy naturalists living in the Castle in the 1800s, Smithsonian Mobile Site.
- Listen to the Smithsonian’s Sidedoor Podcast, first episode of season two “If These Bones Could Talk,” on Robert Kennicott and the Megatherium Club.
- Learn what the Smithsonian’s forensic anthropologists discovered when examining the bones of Robert Kennicott, a key member of the Megatherium Club, who was thought to have died by suicide while on expedition in the Yukon (courtesy of The Washington Post).
- Visit Robert Kennicott’s bones, as well as specimen he collected, at Objects of Wonder, Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History!
Funding generously provided by the Smithsonian Women’s Committee.
Photo Credit: The Megatherium Club, c. 1862-63, Smithsonian Institution Archives, SIA2008-0347