Fred W. Symmes Tropical Rainforest Conservatory
This inviting space is a conservatory housing over 100 different species of tropical plants. Students enter the Tropical Rainforest through swinging doors into a steamy tropical jungle. They wind their way along a path, crossing a bridge at the base of a waterfall, arriving at an encampment at the base of a giant strangler fig tree..
Here, students spend time gathering data on tropical plants, discovering rainforest products such as pineapple, papaya, coconut, cocoa, and banana, and search for rainforest animals painted on the wall. And, thanks to the state-of-the-art Mee Fog system, students get to experience what it feels like to be in a “cloud forest” when it rains!