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Meet the creature that scientists believe is the key to the story of life and how it evolves: the anole.

A backyard lizard is helping us decipher the past, present and future of life on Earth.

View a special complimentary screening of the new Smithsonian Channel documentary, “Laws of the Lizard.” Few creatures have revealed as many biological secrets about the workings of life on Earth as the backyard lizard, also known as the anole. Join biologists Neil Losin and Nate Dappen on their yearlong examination of this humble but fascinating creature and its remarkable powers of adaptation. It’s a whirlwind journey that takes us from Caribbean rainforests to the city of Miami, leading to incredible discoveries about the laws of the lizard.

Admission is complimentary.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. Film starts promptly at 7:00 p.m. Seating is first-come, first-served. Food and beverage will be available for purchase.

Program will take place inside the Frost Planetarium. Please note admission to the event does not include museum admission. Museum exhibitions close at 5:30 p.m.

Parking Instructions

  • Onsite parking is available in the museum garage for $8 flat rate starting at 6:00 p.m.
  • We recommend using LYFT. Use code FrostScience for $5 off. Up to four rides for new users only.
  • Museum is adjacent to the Miami-Dade Metromover, Museum Park Station.