Speedy Bees and Wonderful Pikes


Opening: 04.05.2017, 7pm

A special exhibition of the Office for Environment of Liechtenstein and Liechtenstein National Museum, extended and expanded by the Universalmuseum Joanneum, Department of Natural History.

Curated by: Ursula Stockinger

Please notice! The Exhibition SEXperts. Speedy Bees and Wonderful Pikes is closed on 27.02.2018.


About the exhibition

Sex plays an important role not just for humans; it also acts as the engine of evolution for animals, plants and fungi. Sexual reproduction led to a massive variation in forms – new genetic mixes resulted in new characteristics that were advantageous to enable survival in a changing environment.

Smells and colours, light signals and song attract sexual partners; bridal presents are presented, rivals beaten, courtship dances performed, chase is given, and much more besides. The sexual act often leads to a war of sperm, which ultimately results in protected – or indeed deserted – offspring, in the continuation of life.


Natural History Museum

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8010 Graz, Österreich
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Guided tours 

Sat, Sun, public holidays 2:30pm (ger) 
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