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A look inside the “Amazing Species Exhibit” opening in Prairiefire

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OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -- Did you know there's a shrimp that can crack open oysters by smashing the shell with the same force as a gunshot? Or that a hammerheads oddly shaped head acts as a giant scanner as it surveys the ocean floor for food?

As part of the new Amazing Species exhibit at the Museum at Prairie Fire, you can check out the two along with hundreds of other strange animals.

The exhibit comes from the Museum of Natural History in New York and explains how animals survive in the harshest of climates.

Many creatures have thrived by adapting over time, and they have one mission in life: to reproduce to carry on the species.

The curator says you'll learn new things about creatures you think you already know.

"You will see animals that you just wouldn't believe existed. And it doesn't matter how much you think you know about the natural history of this planet, I guarantee you you will see something here that will just be mind blowing," curator Dr. Mark Siddall said.

The exhibit opens Saturday and runs through January.

Cost is $14 for adults, $8 for kids.

Go to to learn more.


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