Science Center will be closing early at 4:30pm on 8/31 for an afterhour event.
Tues - Sat: 10am - 5pm
Sunday: 11am - 5pm
TITANABOA: MONSTER SNAKE
AUG 26 - NOV 26, 2017
From a Colombian coal mine 60 million years deep, scientists have uncovered remains of the largest snake in the world, Titanoboa cerrejonensis. Measuring 48 feet long and weighing in at 2,500 pounds, this massive predator could crush and devour a crocodile! Fossil plants and animals found at the site reveal the earliest known rainforest, teeming with life and dating to the Paleocene, the lost world that followed the demise of the dinosaurs. The Smithsonian shares this massive creature and its incredible story in the new exhibition Titanoboa: Monster Snake. Featuring a full-scale model of Titanoboa and clips from a Smithsonian Channel documentary, the exhibition delves into the discovery, reconstruction, and implications of this enormous reptile. The exhibition is a collaboration between the Florida Museum of Natural History, the University of Nebraska, and the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.