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Featured Exhibition

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Rainforest Adventure

Rainforest Adventure

Embark on a multisensory expedition through one of the world's ecological wonders - the tropical rainforest! Discover the diverse life of the rainforest and the unique challenges it faces through a variety of hands-on exhibits.

Adventurers gear up at base camp and learn how researchers study the rainforest, then trek on to discover a 9-foot tall kapok tree; climb into the rainforest canopy using a chair lift; explore a gorilla's nest, and more!

Enjoy hands-on activities related to Rainforest Adventure:

  • Blue Morpho Butterfly & Thin Films: Explore how thin films produce dazzling colors on rainforest animals like the Blue Morpho Butterfly.
  • Borneo Snake Kite: Make a kite that looks like the "flying snakes" of Southeast Asian rainforests.
  • Capillary Action: Discover how a butterfly drinks.
  • Infrared Senses: Try out an extra sense, used by animals in rainforests around the world.
  • Water Cycle: Follow the rain's journey through the water cycle.
Rainforest Adventure Logo

was created by Stepping Stones Museum for Children.


Want More?

Explore our interactive exhibits, and use the "Exhibits" dropdown menu on the left to explore the various exhibit spaces, including a Curiosity Corner for kids ages four and under, Emerson Science Park, Discovery Space and Wall of Inspiration honoring more than 100 scientists and inventors.