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Reptile Exhibit

Reptiles and Amphibians

Senses of Survival Temporary Exhibit
Its Alive…and Awesome!

Immerse yourself in the cold blooded world of reptiles and amphibians.  The Survival of the Senses is the summer and fall’s temporary exhibit brought to you by Zilla!  Featuring species from around the world, learn how reptiles and amphibians survive using their incredible senses!  From 3 foot Tegu lizards with directional smelling and a forked tongue to an enormous Tortoise, you will meet amazing creatures and learn how they live.  Investigate the many survival mechanisms of our live and taxidermy specimens.  This exhibit is at no extra charge to your general admission ticket.  And as always, FREE FOR MEMBERS!  This exhibit is open through December 2020.

Test Your Knowledge
Did you know…?

The lizard in the photo below has an unusual tongue.  The blue tongued skink really has a blue tongue! Reptiles and amphibians have amazing features for survival.  Learn more at Burpee Museum.  Test your knowledge today by matching these clues to the animals below!  We did the first one for you!

Clue #1

I have a blue tongue that I flick in and out to get great information about my environment.  Who am I?

Clue #2  

I can’t hear you talking to me…I only sense vibrations. Who am I?

Clue #3

I can run on a ceiling! I don’t have suction cups on my feet and I don't have sticky mucus on my toes! Who am I?

Clue #4

I can see almost 360 degrees around me without moving my head. I can move my left eye in a different direction than my right eye at the same time! Who am I?

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Cham
Photo #1

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skink
Photo #2

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GT Python
Photo #3

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Day Gecko
Photo #4

Answers!
Clue #1

Blue Tongue Skink (Photo #2)

Clue #2  

Snake: Green Tree Python (Photo #3)

Clue #3

Gecko: Madagascar Day Gecko (Photo #4)

Clue #4

Chameleon: Veiled Chameleon (Photo #1)