Photos: Lizards & Snakes at the Denver Museum of Nature and Science

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Britt Chester
Three weeks after the T.Rex Encounter exhibit vacated the gallery, the Denver Museum of Nature and Science is already featuring a new exhibit (free with museum admission!), Lizards & Snakes. It first launched at the American Museum of Natural History and includes live animals -- sixty of them (Including the lovely chameleon, pictured above). We stopped by the DMNS this week to check out the exhibit setup. And first things first: I am freaking terrified of snakes, with good reason. So if my ophidiophobic self could walk through this exhibit, y'all have no excuse. (I even touched the life-sized anaconda model this time!)

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Britt Chester

While you're in the exhibit, you might recognize the gallery walls from T.Rex Encounter -- it's the same theme, but all of the extinct plants have been removed from the mural. What attention to detail!

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Britt Chester

One of the coolest features of this exhibit is the gecko cam -- two cameras are mounted in the gecko enclosure, and you can move them around and look through them to get a gecko's-eye-view of the world.

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Britt Chester

Each enclosure includes information on where the animals are generally found, what they eat and other very important information. (Only the python would potentially eat a human -- yes, I asked -- and although they could swallow the head, they'd get stuck on the shoulders of an adult person.)

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Britt Chester

The snakes and lizards come with a keeper, who will be responsible for the feeding and care of these reptiles. Because the exhibit will be at the museum through July 8, the keepers will swap out every two months.

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Denver Museum of Nature and Science

2001 Colorado Blvd., Denver, CO

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