Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity

From the gleaming coat of a cougar to the tough exterior of a black rhino, it’s easy to see the diversity of skin in the natural world.

Skin is what keeps our insides in and the outside out, protecting us from the elements, and showcasing to other animals and people who and what we are. In the Skin: Living Armor, Evolving Identity exhibit, interactive displays will help you discover the properties of skin across an array of organisms and examine the meaning humans have associated with skin color.

Created by California Academy of Sciences
Modified for travel and distributed by the Science Museum of Minnesota