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  • Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World
  • © Joe McDonald

    Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World
  • Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World
  • © Joe McDonald

    Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World
  • © Joe McDonald

    Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World

Crocs

: Ancient Predators in a Modern World

Member Preview: May 19

Join us for the member preview of Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World on Saturday, May 19; 9:00 am – 5:00 pm. Cross paths (if you dare) with live crocodilians, a group of reptiles that has thrived for 200 million years!


Temporary Exhibit: Opens May 20

Explore the complex history of crocodilians in the Museum's newest temporary exhibition, Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World. Get up close and personal with this infamous group of reptiles that has fascinated humanity across generations.

Crocs have flourished for more than 200 million years, and the once-diverse group included fascinating creatures like galloping land predators, pug-nosed herbivores, and fully aquatic dolphin-like hunters. All modern crocodilians, however, are built for life at the water's edge. These stealthy predators have rugged bodies, keen senses, and incredible strength. But they also lead intricate social lives, communicating croc-to-croc with sounds and body posture. They battle over territories, engage in lengthy courtship rituals, and provide their young with tender parental care.

Living crocodilians range from tiny forest dwellers to behemoths that eat wildebeests, buffaloes, and occasionally, people. In a human-dominated world, their future depends on our willingness to share space with these primal animals. Experience the world of crocodilians in this revealing exhibition with cutting-edge science, live animals, and interactive components that demonstrate why it's important to preserve these elegant predators.

Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World was created by Peeling Productions at Clyde Peeling’s Reptiland.

Location

Blue Wing, Level 1. Find on map

Free with Exhibit Halls admission. Purchase Exhibit Halls tickets:

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