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From tickles the snake to wild and crazy parakeets ... be sure to visit our Critters exhibits for lots of fun.  After that... stop by and see how big of a bubble you can make or try out our air cannon.


Tickles The Snake
Tickles is an Albino Corn Snake ?Elaphne guttatta. This snake is found mainly in the Eastern United states from New Jersey to Florida to Texas. In our area of Florida it is very common. The snake is called a corn snake, not because it eats lots of corn, but because of its coloration and belly scales which resemble Indian Corn.

Wentz Scopes
Wentz Scope The two Wentz scopes are the perfect way for kids to see parts of the microscope world around them. With a viewing lens that is 4?across, your family can examine over 50 slides including legs and wings from various insects, different kids of hair from various animals and seeds and pollen from the plant world around us.

Rosy The Tarantula
Rosie hails from the grasslands of Chile, which is a country of drastic differences in weather and climate. Rosie feels on members of the insect world around her. Her main method of attacking insects like crickets are the two very long fangs which inject venom into her intended dinner.

Leopard Geckos
The museum's Leopard Geckos make their home in Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan and parts of India. They live in deserts and very dry grassland and their color matches the world they live in ?yellow and dark brown. They are nocturnal animals. When grown, these lizards can reach a length of nearly 2 feet. Being very docile, they make perfect pets.

Wild and Crazy Parakeets
Wild and Crazy Parakeets The museums parakeets belong to the Parrots, which explains why they are capable of talking. Most parakeets in the wild can be found in Australia in a desert-like landscape where there are no regular rainy seasons. These very colorful birds come in range of colors from blue, gray, white and yellow.

A Piece of the Petrified Forest
During the depression in 1932, a 16 year old boy from our areas tucked this piece of petrified wood from the Petrified Forest into his car. During these economically lean years, the Petrified Forest was rarely visited. Wood turns to stone when minerals replace rotting wood over eons of time. This particular tree co-existed with the dinosaurs from the Triassic era 225 million years ago.

Bubble Room

Big Bubbles
Big BubblesThis exhibit makes BIG BUBBLES up to 15 feet long. It is one of the most fun and popular exhibit in the museum.

Bubble Machine
This exhibit shows how colors are reflected by bubbles by dipping hollow squares into soapy liquids. When the squares are raised, they are covered by square bubbles. As the pull of gravity decreases the thickness of the square bubbles, visitors can see the bands of color reflected by the soap change, eventually the film of soap turns completely black.

Pfun Physics

Bernoulli Blower
What makes airplanes stay in the air; this exhibit answers that question.  As visitor turns a switch on, a column of air is blown from the top of the exhibit, suspending a rubber ball in the air.  The air being blasted up on all sides of the ball creates a low pressure system, which in turn creates lift.  This same phenomenon is what pulls the top of the wing of an airplane in flight upward.

Momentum Balls
Momentum Balls This exhibit demonstrates what scientists call the Law of the Conservation of Momentum.  The visitor drops a number of balls on a wire, ranging from small to large, on a bowling ball.   The momentum of the larger balls on the bottom of the stack is transferred to the smaller ball on top.  But the smaller ball goes WAY higher than the larger balls. 

Air Cannon
Air is a gas with far less molecules than solids or liquids. But it is a form of matter nonetheless.  All matter can be compressed into a smaller area. Air Cannon This exhibit shows what happens when the visitor hits a large rubber drum head at the rear of the exhibit.  Air rushes from a small hole in the front of the exhibit and travels across space, striking other objects with a wave of compressed air.

Exhibits Purchased with BEST Club Sponsorships

Exhibits Purchased
With BEST Club Sponsorships

All About Electricity Exhibits
First City Bank

Bottled Lightning
Fort Walton Beach Lions Club
BAE Systems

Invisible Strings
Publix Supermarkets
O'Sullivan Creel
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
White Wilson Medical Center
Gary Smith Automotive Group
Dyncorp Inc.
Wright Shopping Center

LaserStar Digital Planetarium
Lockheed Martin
Crestview Aerospace
The Boeing Company

Momentum Balls
Ruckel Properties

Talking Geological Specimen Case
Twin Cities Hospital
Tourist Development Council
Northwest Florida Daily News
General Dynamics
Compass Bank

Trace A Star
Okaloosa Gas
Bank of America
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
Air Force Association ?Hurlburt Chapter
Metric Systems
Tybrin Corporation
Gulf Power
Vanguard Bank
Emerald Coast Science Center