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Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World

  • kids learn to speak croc
    Students from Russell Byers Charter School in Philadelphia learn to speak “croc” in Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World, on view through May 6, 2018
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS
  • kids and alligator
    Russell Byers Charter School students get a close-up look at a big one in Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World.
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS
  • Alligator walking, Credit: Joe McDonald
    The American alligator is one of nearly a dozen live reptiles on display in Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World, Feb. 3–May 6, 2018.
    Credit: Joe McDonald
  • Siamese Crocodile by Joe McDonald
    Siamese crocodiles are among the most endangered crocodilian species. Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World presents a special opportunity to see a live one.
    Credit: Joe McDonald
  • life-sized model of Gomek, crocodile
    A life-size model of Gomek, a saltwater crocodile that has become a symbol for crocodile conservation.
    Credit: Peeling Productions
  • live dwarf croc
    A live dwarf croc in the exhibit. These shy forest dwellers spend much of the day in earthen burrows and their status in the wild is largely unknown.
    Credit: Peeling Productions

X-treme Bugs

  • cicadas in Xtreme Bugs
    Cicadas like you’ve never seen or heard them in Xtreme Bugs.
    Credit: Schmitz/Dinosaurs Unearthed
  • live elephant beetle
    This live elephant beetle is among the Academy’s xtreme bugs.
    Credit: Mike Servedio/ANS
  • giant stinkbug, Xtreme Bugs
    The Brown Marmorated Stink Bug is commonly found in houses, though not this large!
    Credit: Schmitz/Dinosaurs Unearthed
  • giant cockroach, Xtreme Bugs
    A way-larger-than-life Madagascar hissing cockroach in Xtreme Bugs lets visitors really see what makes the real species so successful in life
    Credit: Schmitz/Dinosaurs Unearthed
  • giant scorpion, Xtreme Bugs
    A giant scorpion in Xtreme Bugs.
    Credit: Schmitz/Dinosaurs Unearthed

Drawn to Dinosaurs

  • dinosaur skeleton by Lauren Duguid/ANS
    Drawn to Dinosaurs, opening Nov. 1, 2015, delves into the science and art of visualizing a living animal based on fragmentary fossils.
    Credit: Lauren Duguid/ANS
  • Poole sketches Haddy. Photo by Lauren Duguid
    Drawn to Dinosaurs opens with a paleo artist recreating plant-eater Hadrosaurus foulkii on a giant blackboard.
    Credit: Lauren Duguid/ANS
  • Artist Jason Poole sketches Haddy. Photo by Lauren Duguid/ANS
    Paleoartist Jason Poole sketches a detail on Haddy in Drawn To Dinosaurs.
    Credit: Lauren Duguid/ANS