Titanoboa Hits Academy of Natural Sciences

Titanoboa Hits Academy of Natural Sciences

 

Don’t miss The Academy of Natural Sciences special exhibition, Titanoboa. This is an exhibit all about snakes, specifically the largest snake to ever exist,Titanoboa. This prehistoric snake is a boa which means it kills it’s prey by constricting them or wrapping it’s body around them. While I was at the exhibit the thing that surprised me most was the huge life size model of the snake. The world’s largest snake today is the anaconda. Throughout the exhibit they’re comparisons of the anaconda and Titanoboa just to further emphasis the immensity of the snake. The snakes entire name is Titanoboa Cerrejonensis. It got this name because it is a boa of titanic proportions and was discovered in Cerrejon. The snake is 48 feet long and weighs 1.25 tons! I love The Academy of Natural Sciences because there’s no other museum like it in the city. There were live snakes on display throughout the exhibit. There was also a room which showed a documentary about the discovery of Titanoboa, which I watched and found really intriguing. Overall I think Titanoboa is a great exhibit and that everyone should take advantage of this opportunity and come see it while it’s still open. The last day to see this exhibit it April 19th, 2015!

Check out this cool teaser on Titanoboa!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SI14qp4KvGo