Warthog skull at Academy of Sciences

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August 20, 2014

Skulls, a Revealing Exhibit

The Skulls exhibit has ended. Please visit California Academy of Sciences for current exhibitions.

Discover Skulls, an exhibit at the California Academy of Sciences in Golden Gate Park. Come face to face with hundreds of skulls ranging from the enormous African bull elephant to a tiny shrew. Walk along an impressive 90-foot-long display of more than 400 California sea lion skulls. Look closely and listen! A few imposter skulls—including a walrus, wolf, and warthog—are hiding among them.  Watch a live colony of dermestid beetles demonstrate why they’re known as “bone cleaners.”   Become a skull detective and identify mystery skulls as predator, prey, herbivore or carnivore by examining eye sockets, teeth and other features. Hands-on, interactive displays encourage guests of all ages to play with, draw, and explore the science of skulls.  There’s never been a better time to explore the world’s only aquarium-planetarium-rainforest-living museum.  

Get tickets at:  www.calacademy.org

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