Exploration: Wild!

Exploration: Wild!

Immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and smells of the tropical rainforest. Jump into a rugged JEEP then uncover a researcher’s camp where you’ll find field tools and discover tropical insect specimens. Then, step in to the Arctic where Northern Lights shimmer across the frozen sky, pose with a towering life-sized polar bear and hop on the back of an authentic dog sled. Dive into the open ocean and find safety in a steel shark cage while a great white shark looms overhead. Next, journey to the wetlands and come face-to-face with 6’ American alligators. See the rough and tough side of the Aquarium and meet reptiles from the desert. Get your hands on the chilling side of nature with some creatures that are cold-blooded and seriously cool in Scales & Tails. Feel* the spiny scales of a bearded dragon, the smooth body of a ball python or touch the slick skin of a young American alligator.

*Consistent with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommendations, children age 5 and under, pregnant women and immune-compromised individuals should not touch reptiles. All people engaging in reptile touch programs should wash/disinfect hands following the contact.

Explore Your World

Explore Your World

Vivid images, hands-on activities and fascinating animals lure you from adventure to another as you tour Earth’s most captivating habitats: Rainforest, Arctic, Wetlands, Desert & Open Oceans.

Frogs!

Frogs!

With over 30 different species, you’ll discover funky features, learn the mystery behind nocturnal species and be thrilled (or chilled) while surrounded by predator frogs in a uniquely designed display. Hold your breath and dive into the center of an aquatic territory then hop on over to see familiar faces of local amphibians. Witness the beginning stages of a frog’s life cycle and learn how you can help protect frogs. With nearly one out of every three species facing the threat of extinction, you’re the key to guarding their future. Fun interactive panels will allow your frog knowledge to expand in leaps and bounds. You’ll learn more than you could imagine about frogs’ adaptations, features, and environments.

Whether you hop, jump, leap or crawl – just be sure to come see frogs!