Saturday, January 5, 2013

Rainforest Adventure at Natural Science Museum

The animatronic dinosaurs are leaving the Natural Science Museum this weekend.  The tyrannosaurs and stegosaurs are being replaced by an exhibit called "Rainforest Adventure".  The premiere party for Museum members is Friday, January 25, 2013, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.  It opens to the general public the next day and is expected to run until May 12, 2013.  Below is the description provided by the Museum at its website.

Rainforest Adventure is a multisensory expedition to the tropical rainforests of the world. The exhibit highlights the challenges facing these unique ecological wonders. Visitors are introduced to scientists and the ways they study rainforests. Children role-play as research assistants on a series of problem-solving adventures. Topics include: tropical rainforests around the world, conservation, scientists, animals, plants and global connections. Featuring over 40 interactive components, two computer games, a distance learning kiosk and plenty of expedition props - vests, flashlights, binoculars and more!
  • Climb a 9 foot kapok tree
  • Explore a gorilla nest
  • Build a model insect
  • Identify endangered species
  • Crawl through a tree log
  • Become a research assistant through assignments, costumes and props

Sounds like fun!

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