Changing Exhibits Photo Gallery

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  • large snake. Photo by Mike Servedio/ANS
    The Titanoboa replica is 48 feet long, just like the real creature.
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS
  • Titanaboa © 2012 SNI/SI Network, LLC. All rights reserved
    Titanoboa: Monster Snake opens Feb. 15, 2014 and features a replica of the biggest snake that ever lived.
    Credit: © 2012 SNI/SI Network, LLC. All rights reserved
  • live ball python
    Live snakes, like this ball python which is closely related to a boa constrictor, will be part of the Titanoboa: Monster Snake exhibit.
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS
  • giant snake, Illustration by Jason Bourque, Florida Museum of Natural History
    Fossil plants and animals found at the site where Titanoboa cerrejonensis was discovered reveal the earliest known rainforest, teeming with life and dating to the Paleocene, the lost world that followed the demise of the dinosaurs, 60 million years ago.
    Credit: Illustration by Jason Bourque, Florida Museum of Natural History
  • families with Titanoboa. Credit Will Klein
    Titanoboa was able to gobble up a crocodile in one gulp.
    Credit: Will Klein
  • kids point at Titanoboa. By Will Klein
    Videos and easy-to-digest signs explain how Titanoboa was able to grow so huge.
    Credit: Will Klein

Animal Grossology

  • girl at vomit slurpers
    Did you know some insects are vomit slurpers? Animal Grossology, on view May 16–Aug. 30, 2015, is full of slimy, stinky and gross—but fun—experiences for the whole family.
    Credit: Photo courtesy of Advanced Animations, LLC
  • 2 kids, adult w. Slime Game. Photo courtesy of Advanced Animations, LLC
    The Slime Game in Animal Grossology illustrates how slime is essential to some animals by helping with motion, aiding digestion and for defense.
    Credit: Photo courtesy of Advanced Animations, LLC
  • girl w. mosquito. Photo courtesy of Advanced Animations, LLC
    A young visitor to Animal Grossology learns that blood slurpers, like this mosquito, transmit infectious diseases. The exhibit is on view at the Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University May 16–Aug. 30.
    Credit: Photo courtesy of Advanced Animations, LLC
  • boy w. penguin. Photo courtesy of Advanced Animations, LLC
    Animal Grossology puts a en-GROSS-ing spin on topics that aren’t discussed at the dinner table.
    Credit: Photo courtesy of Advanced Animations, LLC

Caryn Babaian: Nature in Chalk

  • Ecosystem Mandela by Caryn Babaian
    Caryn Babaian: Nature in Chalk, on view Jan. 17 to May 31, 2015, features large-scale nature mandalas in colorful chalk that illustrate the complexity and beauty of living systems in the natural world.
    Credit: Caryn Babaian

Clearly Beautiful: Photographs by Adam Summers

  • stingray by Adam Summers
    The large, colorful photographs of Clearly Beautiful: Photographs by Adam Summers, on view June 6 to Oct. 4, 2015, reveal the delicate inner skeletal tissues of fish through a common method of studying animal anatomy. The artist is University of Washington biology professor Adam Summers.
    Credit: Adam Summers

Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly 

  • Veiled Chameleon, photo by Joe McDonald
    Getting up close to live deadly snakes, colorful lizards and bizarre turtles is only half the fun of Reptiles: The Beautiful and the Deadly, on view Sept. 26, 2015 to Jan. 10, 2016.
    Credit: Joe McDonald

Drawn to Dinosaurs

  • dinosaur skeleton by Lauren Duguid/ANS
    Drawn to Dinosaurs, opening Oct. 31, 2015, delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils.
    Credit: Lauren Duguid/ANS
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