Sssnakes Alive!

Boy surrounded by snakes

19 September 2014 - 22 February 2015

Free entry

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Discover the slithering, secret life of snakes with this family friendly exhibition. 

Have you ever wondered how snakes capture their prey? Or why they shed their skin? Find out the answers and other slippery snake facts at 'Sssnakes Alive!'

You will come face to face with live specimens, including a boa constrictor and a royal python, learn about the importance of conservation and discover what life is like in countries where encounters with deadly snakes are a daily occurrence.

Objects on display include a Burmese python skeleton and stunning photographs of snakes from around the world. There will be fun interactive displays and younger visitors can dress up in snake camouflage or play a giant game of Snakes & Ladders. 

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Image gallery
Green anaconda, 'Eunectes murinus'. Found in South America, east of the Andes. Bull snake, 'Pituophis catenifer'. Found in North America. Smooth green snake, 'Opheodrys vernalis'. Found from Southeast Canada and Northeast United States of America. Skeleton of a Burmese python. © Blue Tokay Usamba bush viper. © Michael D Kern Snake skin boots. © Department of the Environment (Australia)


'Sssnakes Alive!' is a touring exhibition created by Blue Tokay, with additional content from National Museums Liverpool and the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. 

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