New exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum lets you observe and learn about 19 real-life critters
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- The Milwaukee Public Museum is evolving its exhibits as they move to a new location in 2026.
But that doesn't mean they aren't adding fun stuff to the current museum. They recently announced the addition of Meat on the Street as the cafe and food vendor, and a new traveling exhibit features 19 critters in their natural habitats.
The exhibit is called Survival of the Slowest.
"Little Ray's began as a rescue, but it's also an educational facility as well," said Sara Marsano-Bouchard, an animal caretaker with Little Ray's.
The exhibit features many exotic animals like tortoises, iguanas, snakes and a baby sloth, 2-year-old Sash.
Usually, when we do her training at 4 p.m., there's usually some big crowds ready to watch her get up and move," said Marsano-Bouchard.
Training for Sash mostly includes target practice.
"She gets snacks for touching her nose to the target. So usually, as long as she wants to, she'll move around the entire exhibit," said Marsano-Bouchard.
You can come by the exhibit any time the museum is open to observe the animals. And they also offer interactive performances daily that let you get up close and personal with some of them, like the tarantulas and snakes.
"I have kids that are unsure, or sometimes adults that are just terrified of them, who actually start to respect them and even like them afterwards. And they kind of conquer their fear and go up and touch these animals that they learn aren't as scary as they thought," said Marsano-Bouchard.
You have until May to check out the Survival of the Slowest exhibit at the Milwaukee Public Museum, and just a few more years to see all of the exhibits in their original form.