Highly skilled hunters, cats are considered the most successful mammalian carnivores. 38 species of modern cats have evolved from a rich ancestry that extends 30 million years into the past. Even though they vary tremendously in size, build and coat appearance, cat lifestyles are remarkably similar across environments. Cats can survive in nearly every habitat from the Sahara Desert to the outskirts of Antarctica, whether they are cared for by people or not.
Cats Untamed dives into the natural science of family felidae, tracing their evolution through the fossil record and examining their modern role as apex predators across much of the terrestrial world. The goal of our exhibit is to explore biological concepts surrounding cats, including their taxonomy, physiology, behaviors, adaptations and their function within modern environments. Special emphasis is placed on the relationships between wild cats and humans, focusing primarily on problems associated with loss of habitat that has put many species under incredible strain.
Cats Untamed is included with museum admission.
Winter Wonderland - Sock Skating
Slide on over to The Schiele to enjoy the beauty of a Winter Wonderland without the cold! Kick-off your shoes and test your “skating” skills on our indoor rink where socks replace skates as you glide over our “ice.” A great way to expend some energy this winter for budding athletes and to get out of the house! Parents and guardians can watch ice skaters at a seating area next to the rink.
The rink is in a new location!
Tickets are $3 for children ages 2-11 and socks are required, masks too.
Schiele Members can enjoy sock skating for free through the duration of the exhibit!
Museum admission tickets are required.
Journey through time to the Mesozoic Era - the Age of Dinosaurs - as you walk among these full-bodied models and experience what life might have been like for these incredible creatures. Marvel at the sheer size of these prehistoric beasts and face off against a charging Triceratops or watch as the Deinonychus stalks its prey. Throughout the Dino Safari exhibit, you'll see some of your favorite dinosaurs and learn about a few more of these spectacular beasts. You'll also get to see actual dinosaur fossil specimens and casts from the Schiele Museum's collection that help demonstrate how the science of paleontology provides clues about extinct ecosystems.
Please note the Dino Safari Lab portion of the exhibit is currently closed.