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Under The Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest

February 17–September 2, 2024

A sloth hanging from a branch. "Under the Canopy"

A sloth hanging from a branch. 'Under the Canopy'

Travel to the most diverse ecosystem on the planet! Under the Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest is an immersive exhibition introducing you to the fascinating world of rainforests and the animals that inhabit them. Learn about unique plants and rainforest ecology as you encounter a live sloth, boa constrictor and other animals that call these habitats home. Think big about the importance of rainforests to the planet as you explore interactive discovery stations, dynamic displays and engaging programming. Under the Canopy will leave you with knowledge and actions you can take — from choosing the best coffee to growing the right garden plants — to support healthier rainforest ecosystems and become an advocate for conservation.

Presented in English and Spanish, Under the Canopy will engage students of all ages, with accompanying curriculums on rainforests, water cycles, the science of diversity, deforestation and soil, how kids can save the planet and so much more. Hands-on interactives are complemented by life-size, climbable animal sculptures, including a gorilla, tortoise, crocodile, red-eye tree frog and Banyan tree.

All exhibits are included with the purchase of a general admission ticket.
Save $2 per ticket when you purchase online.


Under the Canopy Daily Program Schedule 

educator standing in front of group of 20 people with live animal tanks behind him

Special animal presentations are scheduled to help visitors further understand the animals of the rainforest. Animal trainings will introduce guests to 3–4 different animals. Animal trainings allow guests to watch animal handlers perform training exercises with Maple the sloth. Additional animal feedings may occur throughout the day.

  • Animal Presentation - 10:30 a.m.
  • Animal Training or Feeding - 1:00 p.m.
  • Animal Presentation - 2:15 p.m.