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Geckos: Tails to Toepads
on display until January 6, 2013

Geckos are among the most adaptable lizards – more than 1,000 species have conquered habitats from balmy tropical beaches and lush rainforests to frigid mountain slopes and parched deserts. They live on every continent except Antarctica.

They range from shadowy nighttime hunters with unbelievable camouflage to neon-colored nectar eaters that scamper around in daylight. Bulging eyes, night vision, ‘sticky’ toepads, squawking voices and disposable body parts - welcome to a gecko’s world!

The Geckos—Tails to Toepads traveling exhibit introduces visitors to the remarkable diversity of lizards with engaging interactives and living examples from around the world. Lush, naturalistic habitats draw audiences into the geckos’ realm. The gecko habitats re-create natural environments in astonishing detail. State-of-the-art controls provide lighting, humidity, temperature, and water quality to meet the needs of these delicate creatures.

Visitors can experience gecko night vision, listen to gecko voices, learn unusual facts from gecko experts, try to spot camouflaged geckos, and build a custom gecko for various environments. The exhibition also presents cutting edge science, from the race to catalog and classify gecko diversity to unraveling the mysteries of gecko adhesion.

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Museum of Discovery and Science / Blockbuster IMAX Theater - 401 SW 2nd Street, Fort Lauderdale FL 33312. Phone 954-467-6637
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