On Exhibit: Titanoboa, Monster Snake

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Do snakes fascinate you and horrify you all at once? Prepare to be astounded as the newest exhibit at The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University Titanoboa, A Monster Snake debuts. This is a great exhibit to use to learn all about reptiles, especially about the characteristics of snakes. I know my boys are going to be completely fascinated with it and I cannot wait to share our adventure with you.

Titanoboa, A Monster Snake Exhibit at  Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University - No Classroom Walls

The exhibit will take you deep underground, into a Colombian coal mine where scientists discovered remains of the world’s longest snake, the Titanoboa cerrejonensis. Measuring in at 48 feet long, you will be thankful you aren’t meeting this boa face-to-face in living form.

Titanoboa, A Monster Snake, will be on exhibit from February 14, 2015 – April 19, 2015. Make a date to see it this weekend before a romantic dinner in the city or bring the whole family out for a weekend of fun with this exhibit and the weekend’s Paleopalooza Festival.

What can you experience with Titanoboa, A Monster Snake?

  • A full-scale model of this massive predator.
  • Compare scale sized models of the Titanoboa with the modern anaconda.
  • Titanoboa Challenge – Crawl the length of Titanoboa, or check out the shorter crawl-through tunnel for young children.
  • See the Academy’s collection of live snakes.
  • Chat with the educators at the Carts of Curiosity where you will learn about venom, fangs, and scales.
  • Enjoy a Smithsonian documentary about Titanoboa in the mini-theater (starts every hour, on the hour)
  • See snake specimens from the Academy’s Herpetology Collection.
  • Learn about the important role snakes play in our lives.
  • Exhibit is $3 with general admission or free to members and school groups.

Paleopalooza Festival is happening February 14 and 15!

  • Fun family activities
  • Fossil displays
  • Films
  • Talks
  • Meet Academy paleontologists
  • 1 p.m. live animal show – “Snakes Alive!” (Showcases some of the museum’s live snakes, plus close-ups on a giant screen.)
  • Included with general admission.
  • For more details visit the site.

**This post is sponsored by Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University. All opinions are my own.**

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