Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World
Crocodiles will have their moment in the spotlight at the Academy of Natural Sciences in 2018. From February 3 through May 6, a new exhibit will feature live crocs, explore the history of the reptiles and learn about crocodile attacks.
Meet a Siamese crocodile and Albino American alligator. Test your strength against a crocodile’s deadly bite. Check out croc skulls and create a 3-D animation of an extinct reptile.
Also in 2018, two historic dioramas will be made over. The Takin and Gorilla dioramas will be completely cleaned and renovated before the eyes of visitors for the first time in decades. Each plant, animal and painting will be dusted, cleaned and restored to life. This is an exciting opportunity to see the diorama without glass and see the 4-6 week process. New touchscreens and graphic panels will explore conservation status, habitat condition, history and how people can help. Dates are TBD but anticipate 4-6 weeks starting in March.
From May 26, 2018 through January 21, 2019, explore the world of insects through 20 giant animatronic bugs. From a monarch butterfly to a Madagascar hissing cockroach, visitors will get to see what makes these bugs extreme and see a “bug’s-eye” view of their world. Every day, one live insect will be available to observe.
Academy of Natural Sciences
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