A cool new exhibit at UTEP will explore the science behind the jaws of invertebrate animals beginning this weekend.

The Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens, in conjunction with The University of Texas at El Paso’s Department of Biological Sciences, presents the exhibit “Invertebrate Jaws: No Bones About It” that explores how the jaws of tiny invertebrate animals work and how they differ from other animals.

The exhibit “Invertebrate Jaws” is based on research done by Elizabeth Walsh, Ph.D., a professor of biological sciences at UTEP. She, along with colleagues from Ripon College in Wisconsin and the University of Massachusetts Lowell, looked at how these tiny jaws evolved to suit an organism’s lifestyle and how they function compared to jaws of vertebrate animals, such as fish, frogs, turtles, birds and mammals.

This family-friendly exhibit will allow visitors to see impressive photographs and explanations, as well as hands-on activities for young visitors. The exhibit will be on display through Sept. 19. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

  • Invertebrate Jaws: No Bones about It
  • 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, June 13, 2015
  • Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens at UTEP, corner of University Avenue and Wiggins Road.
  • For information, call 915-747-5565 or visit museum.utep.edu.