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NATURE'S AMAZING MACHINES

Jun 16, 2017 - Jan 7, 2018

Imagine if your jaws could crush 8,000 pounds in one bite, your punch could break through aquarium glass, and your ears could act as air conditioners. From the inside out, every living thing is a machine built to survive.

The new temporary exhibition, Nature's Amazing Machines, uses real objects, scientific models, and fun interactives to show the marvels of natural engineering. Discover how a giraffe's heart pumps blood up its long neck, how a toucan stays cool in the jungle, how a Venus fly trap detects its next meal, and how it might feel to fly. You will also see technological breakthroughs such as Velcro, wind turbines, and chainsaws where humans mined and mimicked the ingenuity deep in nature's invisible workings.