Rainforest Adventure

January 27- April 29, 2018

Swing like a Spider Monkey! Jump like a frog! Discover a rodent that weighs over a hundred pounds and a beetle that can carry over 850 times its own weight! Rainforest Adventure brings the museum experience inside a fully interactive maze environment.

Everything from zip lines to monkey bars await as guests face both intellectual and physical tasks. Visitors explore one of the least known habitats on earth in a fully interactive maze exhibit chock full of the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest!  You will come out of the four layers of the rainforest with a knowledge of how humans effect this diverse ecosystem and how we can best preserve it.

Butterfly House

Once you’ve left the rainforest, visit our Butterfly House in the Mezzanine balcony. Experience a room full of native Kansan butterflies gliding around you as you take in their beauty and learn more exciting facts about these delicate species!

Exhibit Programs:

  1. "Behind the Exhibit" Lectures
  2. Adventure Camp
  3. Rainforest Friends
  4. Preschoolers
  5. Events
Date Lecture Description
Thursday, February 15 at 6:30 PM FrogWatch USA -- Nicole Wade from the Sunset Zoo Did you know that one-third of known amphibian species are threatened with extinction? FrogWatch of the Flint Hills is a citizen-science initiative that empowers community members to learn about their local wetlands and aid in the critical process of identifying local frog and toad species. Learn how you can get involved from Nicole Wade, Programs & Education Animals Manager at the Sunset Zoo. This is a free program located at the Flint Hills Discovery Center. No registration required.
Thursday, March 15 at 6:30 PM Building a Butterfly Garden -- Blueville Nursery Note: This presentation is free and will be held at Blueville Nursery. You’ve seen the butterfly house at the Discovery Center, now learn how you can attract butterflies to your own home garden. The experts at Blueville Nursery will share the secrets to creating a butterfly friendly environment through native plants. No registration required.
Thursday, April 19 at 6:30 PM The Monarch Watch Program -- Angie Babbit from Monarch Watch See majestic monarch butterflies up close as we welcome Angie Babbit from the Monarch Watch program. Learn about monarch migration and habitat and your role in helping this species thrive. The first 30 guests will receive a free native milkweed plant to take home. This program is free and registration is not required.
Sponsors for Rainforest Adventure
XRainforest Gifts