About the Exhibit

The new state-of-the-art Rainforest of the Americas exhibit immerses visitors in the theme, "everything has a home." Tropical rainforests are full of life. From the treetops to the rivers, creatures are crawling, flying, slithering, hiding, sleeping, and eating. Detailed sculptures, educational graphics, and architectural elements create an immersive experience for visitors, while specific animal highlights include amazing critters, from piranhas and giant otters to harpy eagles and cotton-top tamarins.

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Is there a fee to visit the Rainforest of the Americas exhibit?

No. The new habitat is free with paid admission or GLAZA membership.

Are strollers allowed in the new exhibit?

Yes. Strollers are allowed in the Rainforest of the Americas.

Does Rainforest of the Americas have access for the disabled?

Yes. The exhibit is ADA compliant.

If you have other questions about the exhibit, please email [email protected].

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