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.
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 geckos world!
The GeckosTails 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
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
diversity to unraveling the mysteries of gecko adhesion.