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Want to see our rats in action? Please visit Petri, Mary Leakey, Telomere (T-lo), and Adenine (Addie) in person at their home in the Life Science Lab.

Recent Photographs

Please enjoy these recent photos of the rats playing in their home!

About Our Rats

Our rats live in a large acrylic tank with lots of space to play and explore.
The cage contains many toys, including an exercise wheel, jungle gym, and soft knit hammocks. Rats are intelligent animals, so it is a good idea to give them things to play with, and to change the set-up of their cage periodically. Our rats also get plenty of stimulation in the form of petting from education staff, lab volunteers, and our visitors.

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Getting Here

Science Store

Visit the OMSI Science StoreThe OMSI Science Store has the perfect mix of educational and entertaining gifts, games, and gadgets. Shop in the museum or online.
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