The talking gecko on the Geico commercials is pretty smooth, but he doesn’t have anything on what’s coming to the National Geographic Museum in a few days. Starting this Friday, September 24, “Geckos: Tails to Toepads” will feature more than 15 gecko species from around the world along with cool interactive installments to compliment the live (but, alas, non-talking) exhibits.
Guests can inspect varieties like the exotic peacock day and satanic leaf-tailed geckos, then use computer and manual interactive tools to experience gecko night vision, listen to gecko sounds, watch videos of geckos in action, and try more fun gecko-themed activities.
The exhibit runs from September 24 – January 5, 9am – 5pm daily. Admission is $7/adult, $4/children ages 2-12. Save a few bucks and go on a Wednesday when admission is free. The National Geographic Museum is located at 1145 17th Street NW.