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November 21, 2016–August 13, 2017

Illustration of an anole lizard with an aerial map of cuba on its body and iconic cuban words and photos on its dewlap.

The special exhibition ¡Cuba! explores the extraordinary biodiversity across the island’s remote forests, mysterious caves, expansive wetlands, and dazzling reefs through immersive exhibits that have been developed with colleagues at the Cuban National Museum of Natural History.

In addition, the exhibition highlights Cuba’s culture, its people, and its history. See a re-creation of Zapata wetlands, home to the endangered Cuban crocodile; a reconstructed cave environment where visitors can examine fossil remains of extinct species; and live lizards, boas, and frogs.


Presented in English and Spanish.


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¡Cuba! is co-curated by Ana Luz Porzecanski, director of the Museum’s Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, and Chris Raxworthy, curator-in-charge in the Museum’s Department of Herpetology.

¡Cuba! was developed in collaboration with the Cuban National Museum of Natural History.

Major funding for ¡Cuba! has been provided by the Lila Wallace-Reader’s Digest Endowment Fund. 

Significant support for ¡Cuba! has been provided by the Ford Foundation.   

Generous support for ¡Cuba! has been provided by the Dalio Ocean Initiative.

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