© Joe McDonald

Are your kids obsessed with reptiles?  If so, you’ll definitely want to check out the new Gecko exhibit – being shown for a limited time only at the Boston Museum of Science.

From their press release:

Included with Exhibit Halls admission, the exhibit 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. Exhibit highlights include:

·         Come face-to-face with more than 60 live geckos, including the Giant Day Gecko. This is what most people think of when they hear the word ‘gecko.’ GEICO’s famous spokescreature is modeled after the giant day gecko. This striking lizard sports emerald green skin with crimson red highlights, and scampers boldly about in daylight, eating nectar and fruit.

·         Crested Gecko: Species all over the world are going extinct—this is one of the few that came back! Crested geckos were thought to be extinct for over one hundred years and were re-discovered in the wild in 1994. These colorful geckos are now known to be common on the islands of New Caledonia.

·         Tokay Gecko: Not all geckos are small and shy—this one is big and ferocious! When fighting with other geckos or attacking an intruder, the Tokay gecko emits a startling cry that sounds like its name (toe-kay). If that isn’t enough, the gecko will chase the enemy and deliver a surprisingly painful bite.

·         Geck-Nology: The Secrets of Gecko Adhesion: A short theater program explores the cutting-edge science of gecko adhesion and how it may revolutionize the future of adhesive technology.

·         What Does a Gecko See? Visitors can take on the role of the gecko and look at insects in the dark with night vision optics.

Geckos: Tails to Toepads will be presented at the Museum of Science from January 22 through May 6, 2012. The exhibit is included with regular Exhibit Halls admission: $22 for adults, $20 for seniors (60+), and $19 for children (3-11). For more information, the public can call 617/723-2500, (TTY) 617/589-0417, or visit mos.org