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Museum of Discovery and Science will Open New Traveling Exhibit on May 19, 2012 Geckos: Tails To Toepads

On May 19, 2012 the Museum of Discovery and Science will open, Geckos: Tails to Toepads, the largest and most advanced gecko exhibition in the country. The traveling exhibition, sponsored locally by the Leo Goodwin Foundation, introduces visitors to the remarkable diversity of these lizards in 16 lush naturalistic habitats with living examples from around the world and engaging interactives.
The gecko habitats re-create natural environments in astonishing detail. State-of-the-art controls provide lighting, humidity, temperature, and water quality to meet the needs of these delicate creatures.

Giant Day Gecko, Giant Frog Eyed Gecko, Gliding Gecko, New Caledonian Giant Gecko, Satanic Leaf-tailed Gecko, Bibron’s Gecko, Crested Gecko, Fan Fingered Gecko, Tokay Gecko, Giant Leaf-tailed Geckos, Chinese Cave Gecko, Skunk Gecko, Leopard Gecko, Jewel Day Geckos
The exhibition explores all aspects of geckos: biology, natural history, their role in human cultures, their importance to ecosystems, and the potential they hold for bio-technology. Visitors can experience gecko night vision, listen to gecko voices, learn unusual facts from gecko experts, try to spot camouflaged geckos, and build a custom gecko for various environments. The exhibition also presents cutting edge science, from the race to catalog and classify gecko diversity to unraveling the mysteries of gecko adhesion.

Geckos: Tails to Toepads will be on display at Fort Lauderdale’s Museum of Discovery Science from May 19, 2012 through January 6, 2013. The exhibit is included with regular exhibit admission: $13 Adults, $12 Seniors (65+), and $11 Children 2-12. For more information call 954.467.6637 or visit

The Leo Goodwin Foundation, Inc. is focused on providing funding to non-profit organizations. Its main focus is the South Florida region where they make significant contributions to multiple charities. It is the devoted work of the Leo Goodwin Foundation’s loyal Trustees who are dedicated to enriching and empowering lives of children and adults, most of whom have needs and can’t help themselves, by facilitating an enrichment of human experience with hope, strength and joy, and maintaining the Foundation’s grassroots fulfillment of its mission.
It is the Leo Goodwin Foundation’s mission is to enrich lives, inspire hope, create harmony, educate and promote good health through financial contribution to non-profit organizations, striving to fulfill their vision and goals. In providing grants, the Leo Goodwin Foundation supports its non-profit clients’ multi-faceted contributions to communities, advances community and economic development goals, and works to fill the overall need for funding of organizations in this sector.

The mission of the Museum of Discovery and Science is to provide experiential pathways to lifelong learning in science for children and adults through exhibits, programs and films. Major operational support for the Museum is provided through generous support by Leadership Guild members including: Broward Health, JM Family Enterprises, Inc., Sun Sentinel and Wells Fargo.
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SOURCE Museum of Discovery & Science


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