Yesterday I was stumbling around the California Academy of Sciences (San Francisco's Natural History Museum) and kind of scoffing at their dioramas since New York's are so legendary. (Side note: The Academy's were really nice, I was just being a dick). Then my mum pointed out the elephants in the mural behind the Zebras:
That is fantastic.
I also learned about the Pistol Shrimp and Goby's mutualist relationship, saw a Giraffe-Necked Weevil, and was terrified by a live albino alligator!
I just finished watching The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, one of the first ever Creature Features. Long story short, a nuclear test in the Arctic (what?!) awakens a hibernating dinosaur, the remains of which have only ever been found in the Hudson Canyon. It makes its way south destroying several boats and a lighthouse (stealing straight from Ray Bradbury's The Fog Horn, one of my favorite short stories as a kid and still worth reading) before rampaging through New York City (where obviously it originally lived).
Stupid cops. It doesn't count as post-apocalyptica but I still love it. Ray Harryhausen (of course) did the effects. You can watch the entire thing here if you must but it wasn't actually that good.