The new GLOBEOLOGY exhibit at The Wildlife Experience in Parker, CO is a must see!
My children and I took our first trip to the Wildlife Experience on premier night for the museum’s newest addition: GLOBEOLOGY – the study of the globe. Eleven biomes were featured in a 28,000 square foot expansion of the facility along a quarter mile path including the following: Tropical Rainforest, Temperate Deciduous Forest, Arctic Tundra, African Savanna, Asian Highlands, Coral Reef, Sonoran Desert, and a Wild Colorado exhibit demonstrating habitat specific to our state.
Each region displayed the natural environment using state-of-the-art animatronics - creating unique visuals and interactive sound systems. My five-year-old enjoyed using touch screens and video games to learn more about the biomes. The occasional snowfall overhead in the Arctic Tundra caught the attention of my two-year-old, as did as the snapping crocodile in the African Savanna! Both children were curious and excited about the many plants and animals we saw.
My personal favorite was the large, three-dimensional scale model of planet Earth welcoming visitors into the GLOBEOLOGY exhibit. The globe’s spherical screen allowed for video footage to be viewed from all angles. The geographical presentation was fabulous and my children were intrigued by the seemingly floating Earth above their heads!
We spent a little extra time wandering through the caves, below the fourteen-foot waterfall, and past the aquariums of saltwater fish - home to Nemo and his friends - as my children exclaimed! We made a stop at the interactive projection of fish swimming in a pond - displayed the floor. The children giggled as they jumped into a school of fish and chased them off the screen.
Overall, we had a fabulous time at the GLOBEOLOGY exhibit! The staff was very welcoming and knowledgeable of the exhibits. GLOBEOLOGY was just one part of The Wildlife Experience Museum. We had to return a couple of days later (with my husband and my son’s friend) to see more!