Survival of the Slowest


Learn How the Slow Survive

Survival of the Slowest Closed August 7, 2022

Sometimes being slow, small or weak can have its advantages! Survival of the Slowest, Arizona Science Center’s latest exhibition, looks at the often overlooked species that have used their disadvantages to help them survive—and even thrive—in a world where large, strong and fast animals are often at the top of the food chain.

Guests get an up-close look at wildlife and daily presentations featuring live snakes, tortoises a hedgehog, iguana and more. Meet animals that have survived for millions of years despite being very slow, and learn about the puzzling sides of evolution and adaptation. Discover the difference between warm- and cold-blooded species, discover why some animals need less food than others and see the unique ways they hide from predators.

This is a bilingual exhibition available in English and Spanish.
Esta es una exhibición bilingüe disponible en inglés y español.


Photo Credit Megan Mendoza, Arizona Republic as seen in the article See sloths and other animals at limited-run Phoenix exhibit


Survival of the Slowest is produced by Little Ray’s Nature Centres in partnership with the Canadian Museum of Nature.