New natural sciences exhibit to feature maze through tropical rainforest
Posted March 4, 2014
Rainforest Adventure, the new exhibit headed to the N.C. Museum of Natural Sciences this spring, will take visitors through an interactive maze that features the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest.
Rainforest Adventure will open April 26 at the museum about a month after the current exhibit, Birds of Paradise, closes on March 23.
The exhibit is created by Minotaur Mazes, a Seattle-based firm that creates exhibitions that travel around the world. It specializes in complete, interactive experiences within a maze setting. The curriculum of this family exhibit is best for preschoolers to eighth graders, according to Minotaur's website.
Here's how the museum describes the new exhibit: "The journey begins in the highest treetops surrounded by migratory birds and radiant sunlight. In an effort to reach the forest floor, visitors must 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."
I am looking forward to checking this one out! Tickets will be $7 for adults; $5 for kids ages 3 to 12; $6 for students, seniors and military; and free for members.
Check the museum's website for more information.