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Survival of the Slowest

June 17-Sept. 17, 2023

Meet over 15 species of nature’s slowest-moving animals.

Survival of the Slowest showcases animals who have a secret weapon: they’re super slow!

These animals have learned that being slow can help them survive. Observe some of our sluggish friends up close, and learn how being slow can actually be an advantage.

Featured animals include:


Boa Constrictor

Water Dragon


Sulcata Tortoise

Cane Toad

And more!

Live Shows on Weekends

On Saturdays and Sundays throughout the exhibition’s run, educators will perform live science shows that highlight some behind-the-scenes animals you won’t catch on exhibit.

Saturdays: 1 p.m. & 3 p.m.
Sundays: 2 p.m.

Ticket Details

  • Ticket price: $15.95 ages 3 and up
  • Included with general admission
  • Free for Da Vinci Science Center members and ASTC members

Did You Know...?

Check out a few fun facts about some of the animals you may meet during Survival of the Slowest.

Thinking like Leonardo da Vinci (STEAM)

Leonardo da Vinci is famous for many things – painting The Mona Lisa, prototyping some of the first flying machines, and making countless detailed sketches of nature and the world around him. To him, science, technology, engineering, art, and math were not separate topics, but were all interconnected and dependent upon one another.

Today, we call this approach STEAM, and it is at the core of Da Vinci Science Center experiences. Visit Survival of the Slowest to follow in Leonardo’s footsteps and discover your own passion for STEAM. By honing your skills of observation, analyzing information, interpreting results, and communicating your findings to others, you are certain to be one of the world’s next great thinkers.

Be curious. Get inspired. Do amazing things!

Survival of the Slowest was created by Little Ray’s Exhibitions in support of FARE – Foundation for Animal Rescue and Education.


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