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Survival of the Slowest

February 15 – September 20, 2020

sleeping sloth

The Academy is currently closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. Read more about our response here.

All of the animals at the Academy, including those in our Survival of the Slowest exhibit are still being cared for regularly by our trained staff. We will continue to share updates on Lulu and the rest of the animals in the exhibit on our social media channels during our closure. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.  

Do animals always need to be the strongest, the biggest and the fastest to survive? Or can it sometimes be advantageous to be small or slow? Just ask a tortoise! In Survival of the Slowest, meet animals that have survived for millions of years despite being very slow, and learn about the puzzling sides of evolution and adaptation. Meet live animals, including a two-toed sloth, tarantula, chameleon and horned frog. Touch a tortoise, iguana, snake, hedgehog or gecko, catch live animal feedings and more!

Survival of the Slowest Tickets (prices in addition to general admission)

  • $5 – nonmembers
  • $3 – Individual and Family members
  • FREE – Family Plus members and above

Member? Click here to learn how to get discounted tickets.