Today daughter, grandkids and I went down to the Ft. Lauderdale Science Museum. It has really upscaled itself, with many new exhibits, and virtual rides to somewhere!
One exhibit that was fantastic...was all about Geckos! Here was a huge wall of different eyes, which were so colorful and fascinating, I just had to have a picture!
Here are some of the varieties they had on display. A sort of freakish group of creatures, but yet, so alluring, you just can't help but be amazed and mesmerized by their beauty!
The one below was shedding his outer skin, and appeared to be eating it. You can see some of the old skin still on the tail area. At the rate the skin was coming off, it looked like within another 10 minutes, it would have been all gone!
I wish I had had more time to read some of the information about them, but with a 3 and 7 year old, we were on the move! Hopefully they will be around there for the summer...because it will be a destination for us on a hot summer day, when we just need to be indoors!
The Ft. Lauderdale SM had a new otter display as well, and the kids indoor play area there is fabulous. They can climb a tree, climb up a house structure and build walls within it, play computer games, do water play, make huge bubbles, and run an orange farm.
The other thing that was really cool, was the virtual air buggy ride through the Everglades! It was 4D! We had wind in our faces, and got sprayed with water as we rode...very cool. Believe it or not, it was Emily (3 years old) who enjoyed it so much, she had to go twice! She's a trooper!
I highly recommend this great science museum, if you are ever in the area. There is also an IMAX theater attached, so you can take in a movie while there as well.