Above: Photo of a veiled chameleon. Native to the southwestern Arabian Peninsula, veiled chameleons have special cells in their skin that facilitate rapid and complex color-pattern changes, which they use to communicate with other individuals and for camouflage. Photo: © D. Finnin/AMNH
What’s as old as a dinosaur or more diverse than any mammal? Why lizards & snakes of course! Welcome the world of squamates on Saturday, February 19, 2011 for Lizards & Snakes, Alive! Family Day. Discover the lives of these incredible creatures by visiting our newest exhibit and take part in activities and crafts featuring our scaly friends. Get up close and personal with a red tail boa and a Savannah monitor lizard with special performances of “Scales & Tales” by our reptile wrangler, Mr. James.
Costs: Family Day is free with paid admission. Always free for members.