Rainforest Adventure swings into Las Vegas Natural History Museum
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
Grab your pith helmet and get ready to embark on a journey to the Las Vegas Natural History Museum for its newest traveling exhibit – Rainforest Adventure, running through Monday, Sept. 4.
Swing like a Spider monkey, discover a rodent that weighs over a hundred pounds, and learn about a beetle that can carry over 850 times its own weight. Visitors to Rainforest Adventure explore one of the least known habitats on earth in a fully interactive maze exhibit, full of the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest.
The journey begins in the highest treetops surrounded by migratory birds and radiant sunlight. In an effort to reach the forest floor, guests answer questions about the rainforest. Incorrect answers lead to dead-ends while correct answers lead them deeper into the four layers of the rainforest: emergent, canopy, understory, and forest floor.
Created by Minotaur Mazes, Rainforest Adventure offers visitors an interactive experience that empowers them to make a difference after they learn how essential rainforests are to human health and survival, and that by caring for the rainforest they are caring for the planet.
“Rainforests are called the ‘lungs’ of the planet because of their important role in producing oxygen. Not only are they a fascinating place to visit, they are critical for our well being, said Las Vegas Natural History Museum Executive Director, Marilyn Gillespie. “We are very excited to tell their story with this very interactive fun exhibition.”
Admission to the Museum starts at $10 for adults.