Live Plants + Animals

The Nature Lab is home to a variety of living plants and animals that includes small mammals, reptiles, and fishes, as well as arthropods, mollusks, jellyfishes and other invertebrates. Marine aquaria hold seasonal and permanent residents collected from Narragansett Bay. These organisms provide insight into biology, locomotion and behavior in ways that non-living specimens cannot and further represent the amazingly diverse strategies for survival found among individual species.

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