Crocs have flourished for 200 million years. Now you can explore the complex lives of crocodilians—a group of reptiles that includes crocodiles, alligators, caimans, and gharials—in a new exhibition featuring live species, life-sized dioramas, and interactive exhibits.


Exhibition Highlights

Ancient Crocs

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Ancient Crocs

Ancient crocs came in a huge variety of body shapes, from dolphin-like oceanic hunters to heavily armored vegetarians. 

Croc Biology and Behavior

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Croc Biology and Behavior

From tooth to tail, modern crocodiles are biological marvels, with rugged bodies, keen senses, and incredible strength.

Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World is curated by Mark Norell, Macaulay Curator and Chair of the Division of Paleontology.

Crocs: Ancient Predators in a Modern World was created by Peeling Productions at Clyde Peeling’s REPTILAND.

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