Opens Sunday, June 16!
Member Preview Saturday, June 15

Survival of the Slowest, the new temporary live animal exhibit at the Museum of Science, is an exploration of counterintuitive adaptations that encourages you to slow down and consider some of the advantages of being slow and some of the disadvantages of being fast.

Most people know why it is good to be bigger, stronger, or faster. But evolving to be slower as a mechanism for survival? This is the opposite of what many people think would be advantageous. But many animals have evolved to slow down as part of their survival strategy.  See how animals such as sloths, snakes, hedgehogs, and horned frogs exist and thrive — thanks to their status as being slower, smaller, or weaker than other creatures in the animal kingdom. 

Survival of the Slowest is created by Little Ray's Exhibitions and F.A.R.E. (Little Ray's Foundation for Animal Rescue and Education), a proud member of Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA).

Audience

All Ages

Location

Green Wing, Level 2 View Map

Price

Included with Exhibit Halls Admission

Language

English, Spanish

Audience

All Ages

Location

Green Wing, Level 2 View Map

Price

Included with Exhibit Halls Admission

Language

English, Spanish

Opens Sunday, June 16!
Member Preview Saturday, June 15

Survival of the Slowest, the new temporary live animal exhibit at the Museum of Science, is an exploration of counterintuitive adaptations that encourages you to slow down and consider some of the advantages of being slow and some of the disadvantages of being fast.

Most people know why it is good to be bigger, stronger, or faster. But evolving to be slower as a mechanism for survival? This is the opposite of what many people think would be advantageous. But many animals have evolved to slow down as part of their survival strategy.  See how animals such as sloths, snakes, hedgehogs, and horned frogs exist and thrive — thanks to their status as being slower, smaller, or weaker than other creatures in the animal kingdom. 

Survival of the Slowest is created by Little Ray's Exhibitions and F.A.R.E. (Little Ray's Foundation for Animal Rescue and Education), a proud member of Canada's Accredited Zoos and Aquariums (CAZA).

Slow and steady CAN win the race!

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Images of a Green Iguana, a Box Turtle, and a Sloth hanging from a branch.
Being fast can have its downsides. Sometimes, adopting a slow lifestyle can be a better survival strategy.

This exhibit is part of the Museum's Year of the Earthshot

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