In this space for all audiences we will see different ecosystems and the animals that live in them, which will help us to understand the importance of the conservation of natural spaces. We will meet snakes from the rainforests, desert lizards and some marine fish among others, and we will learn to respect and care for them.
What is ANIMALIA?
It is a room for all audiences in which three unique environments are recreated: the rainforest, the desert and the sea by means of a sea raft. Here you can meet 20 species representative of each of the three different ecosystems that will help you to understand the importance of the conservation of natural spaces.
Among all the animals, we would like to highlight the following specimens:
For its size, the albino python snake: Although it is a young specimen, when it grows up it can reach 7 metres in length and weigh 150 kilos.
For the potential of its toxin, the golden frog: This is perhaps the most striking species in the exhibition, as it has a very intense yellow colour that warns of the danger of direct contact with it. One gram of the toxin in its venom could kill 100,000 people. It is undoubtedly the strongest poison we can find in nature.
For its unique fishing strategy, the alligator snapping turtle: it is carnivorous and has adapted its tongue to simulate two worms that it literally uses to "catch" fish that approach its jaws, thinking they are worms.
For its ability to hang itself in unlikely ways, the panther chameleon: it stands out for its intense blue colouring, its prehensile tail and the arrangement of its fingers facing each other, which allow it to clamp itself in impossible positions on branches.
For the softness of its skin, the leopard gecko: It is a large lizard found in arid areas of the Middle East, from Iran to Pakistan.
Its skin is surprisingly soft. For its unique way of reproducing, the Freddy fish: The females of this species, when the environmental situation requires it, can become males, generally for reproductive reasons.
There are many curiosities to be found in this new ANIMALIA room. The important thing is not how exotic or unique its occupants are, but the awareness-raising work that it will allow us to carry out.
The ANIMALIA room is part of the permanent exhibition of the museum and the free visit to the space can be made with the payment of the museum entrance free. During guided tours the hall will be closed. Please check opening hours from Monday to Friday at reception.
|Weekends and public holidays|
|10:00 - 11:30
12:30 - 17:00
18:00 - 20:00
In the scheduled guided tours a specialised monitor will show us the fauna of these three ecosystems, being able to touch those animals that do not present any danger.
Price: 5,00 €/person (4,00 € for Museum members) with the museum ticket.
Autumn timetable - Weekends and public holidays: 11:30 and 17:00
Language: Basque and Spanish
Duration: 45 min.
|Workshop name||School level|
|Who lives there?||Children Education|
|Did you know that...?||Primary Education 1st cycle|
|Where do they live?||Primary Education 2nd cycle|
|Are they what they seem?||Primary Education 3rd cycle|
|Guided tour of the Animalia room||Secondary education|
|Guided tour of the Animalia room||Higher Education|