Look Out! Lizards and Snakes Continue to Invade Denver,
This Time at Denver International Airport and Cherry Creek
Snake Carriers and Snakes in Trees from the Denver Museum of
Nature & Science on Display around Town
DENVER - May 3, 2012 -Passengers at Denver
International Airport and shoppers in Cherry Creek North should be
on the lookout for slithering snakes and leaping lizards. Two snake
carrierdisplays have been spotted sitting empty in the baggage
claim areas at the airport, and snakes have been seen hanging from
the trees in Cherry Creek North.
These fun additions are part of an effort to increase awareness
of the Denver Museum of Nature & Science's temporary exhibition
Lizards & Snakes, now open
through July 8, 2012.
The Lizards & Snakes exhibition offers Museum visitors the
opportunity to see more than 60 live lizards and snakes from
diverse habitats in Australia, Cuba, Egypt, Guatemala, Kenya,
Madagascar, Indonesia, Mexico, Sudan, and the United States. 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. Don't worry,
all the animals are behind glass!
Help the Denver Museum of Nature & Science create the
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Charlotte Hurley, 303-370-6407, Charlotte.Hurley@dmns.org
About Lizards & Snakes and the Denver Museum
of Nature & Science
Lizards & Snakes is open through July 8 at the Denver Museum
of Nature & Science. Presented in Denver by Southwest
Generation, the exhibition is free with Museum admission and
includes more than 60 live snakes and lizards from five continents.
Visitors can explore the evolution, movement, and feeding habits of
this ancient group of animals. 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
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.