Lizards & Snakes Slithers into Its Final Weeks at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Lizards & Snakes Slithers into Its Final Weeks at the Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Less Than Three Weeks Remain to See More Than 60 Live Animals at the Museum, Free with Museum Admission

DENVER-June 19, 2012-The Denver Museum of Nature & Science invites visitors to experience Lizards & Snakes before it closes on July 8, 2012.  Nearly 300,000 visitors have enjoyed getting an up close look at 26 species of lizards and snakes from diverse habitats in Australia, Cuba, Egypt, Guatemala, Kenya, Madagascar, Indonesia, Mexico, Sudan, and the United States.

With less than three weeks left to see the exhibition, it is a perfect, family-friendly activity to do this summer. The animals, ranging from the four-inch tropical girdled lizard to the 14-foot Burmese python, are displayed in terrariums specifically designed to encourage natural behavior, complete with ponds, tree limbs, rock ledges, and live plants. From exploring the inner workings of a rattlesnake on the hunt to touching skins and skulls, Lizards & Snakes is a fun, affordable experience that the whole family will enjoy.

Exhibition Highlights

Lizards & Snakes explores the evolution, movement, and feeding habits of this group of reptiles. Twenty specialized terrariums display more than 60 stunning reptiles from all over the world, including veiled chameleon, rhinoceros iguana, eastern water dragon, Amazonian and emerald tree boas, and more. The engaging combination of live animals, fossil casts, extensive multimedia, hands-on interactives, and an activity area specifically for children offers a fascinating look into the wild world of lizards and snakes that will enthrall and educate visitors of all ages.

More Info

Lizards & Snakes is organized by the American Museum of Natural History in New York in collaboration with the Fernbank Museum of Natural History in Atlanta, and the San Diego Museum of Natural History, with appreciation to Clyde Peeling's Reptiland. Visit www.dmns.org for additional information.

Press Contact

Charlotte Hurley, charlotte.hurley@dmns.org, 303-370-6407

About the Denver Museum of Nature & Science
The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is the Rocky Mountain Region's leading resource for informal science education. A variety of engaging exhibits, discussions and activities help Museum visitors celebrate and understand the natural wonders of Colorado, Earth and the universe. The Museum is located at 2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO, 80205.  To learn more about the Museum, check www.dmns.org or call 303-370-6000.
 
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Many of the Museum's educational programs and exhibits are made possible in part by the citizens of the seven-county metro area through the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District.

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