- from Shelter
From aardvarks to zebras, every living creature needs shelter. Birds build nests. Beavers dam up streams to make their lodges. Rabbits dig burrows. Turtles carry their houses with them.
And humans build shelters, too, in all kinds of places – from high on mountaintops to deep below the ground – and in every shape and size – circles, squares, triangles, rectangles, and domes, and from sprawling royal palaces to tiny one-room huts.
Since the dawn of mankind, humans have always needed shelter. Early on, we found protection in caves. Whether it’s a cave, or a castle, or something in between, shelters keep people safe – from other people, from animals, and from weather. They provide a safe place to keep our food and possessions, and they are where we rest and sleep.
Come with Kids Discover around the world and back in time and visit the wide variety of structures people call “home.”