Take The Audio Tour

You can take the audio tour of MICRO's Smallest Mollusk Museum anywhere, anytime. 

Listen in front of a museum, or tour the museum remotely with the power of sound! 

Voiced by host of Vox Media's Today Explained and ex-RadioLab reporter Sean Rameswaram, the Smallest Mollusk Museum's audio tour goes well with showers, driving, diving, and rocketing to outer space.


The smallest mollusk museum: THE Book

The book to MICRO's Smallest Mollusk Museum is open for you to explore right here, right now, if you dare.

Prepare for a journey into the world of the mollusk: a group of invertebrates that has produced the oldest animal alive, the hardest biological material, and a lot of slime.

They look like aliens. Their ranks are legion. Enormous monsters who preyed on our ancestors. Tentacled beasts who spawn millions in minutes. They have spread to thrive in every habitat on earth.

Humanity. Mollusks. An epic battle for survival.

Straighten your spine, vertebrate. Things are about to get weird.


DISCOVER What's Next: save the mollusks

Sometimes it feels like there’s nothing we can do to help the environment. We tell ourselves it’s big, and we’re small.

We learn about the mollusks struggling to survive, and we feel powerless to help them.

But human, you have superpowers too.  And if you're ready to follow the call, you have big adventures ahead of you.


Roll The Credits

WRITING: Ruby J. Murray
EDITING: Celeste LeCompte
CONTENT: Amanda Schochet & Charles Philipp

Thank you to all the scientists who generously donated their time and expertise to the Smallest Mollusk Museum:

ORIGINSDr. Kenneth BaetsDr. Phil DonoghueDr. Monique Welten, Dr. Martin RucklinJohn CatalaniDr. Andreas HejnolDr. Jakob Vinther

PERCEPTIONDr. Daniel SpeiserDr. Russell Wyeth

BRAINSThe Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s Octopus Research Group, with special thanks to Dr. Ana Turchetti-Maia and Dr. Naama Stern, Dr. Clifton Ragsdale, Dr. Shuichi ShigenoDr. Matthew MacDougall, Dr. Todd Anderson

SEXDr. Norman BlakeDr. Ronald Chase, Dr. John Hutchinson, Dr. Heike ReiseDr. Joris Koene

FAMILYDr. Jennifer MatherDr. Kaya De Barbaro

DEATHDr. Chris Richardson, Dr. Chris Carrico, Dr. James Scourse, Dr. Alan D. Wanamaker Jr., Dr. Paul Butler

EXTINCTIONDr. Wendell Haag, Dr. Paul Johnson, Abigail Gascho Landis