Survival of the Slowest | Coming Soon

Learn How the Slow Survive.

Slow down!

June 7, 2024 – September 5, 2024

Sometimes being slow, small or weak can have its advantages! Survival of the Slowest looks at the often-overlooked species that have used their disadvantages to help them survive—and even thrive—in a world where large, strong and fast animals are often at the top of the food chain.

Guests get an up-close look at wildlife and daily presentations featuring live snakes, tortoises, a hedgehog, an iguana and more*. Meet animals that have survived for millions of years despite being very slow and learn about the puzzling sides of evolution and adaptation. Discover the difference between warm- and cold-blooded species, discover why some animals need less food than others and see the unique ways they hide from predators.

Exhibit included with Museum admission.

*Animals are subject to change. 

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Survival of the Slowest is produced by Little Ray’s Exhibitions in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature.

Images: Photo Credit Megan Mendoza, Arizona Republic as seen in the article “See sloths and other animals at the limited-run Phoenix exhibit.”

Explore 17 different live animal habitats

Meet live animals

Test your animal knowledge with hands-on interactive components

Learn how real-world survival for animals depends on individual adaptations