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Under the Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest

Under the Canopy is presented by ATAS International, Inc. and Lehigh County, with support from Moravian Academy.

Under the Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest is a highly immersive exhibit experience where you and your family will discover what rainforests are, where they are in the world, how they are doing, and why they are important.

You will be introduced to 15 different species of animals that call the rainforest home. These exotic animals include various amphibians—like frogs and toads— reptiles—like lizards, tortoises, and snakes—and even some mammals—like a Two-Toed Sloth! Interact with professional educational conservationists as you get up-close and personal with some of the world’s most precious representatives of the animal kingdom.

Exhibit signage for Under the Canopy is presented in both English and Spanish.

OPENING NOV. 6 FOR A LIMITED TIME

Advanced reservations required.

Under the Canopy General Admission Hours:
Friday-Sunday
: 10 a.m.- 5 p.m.

Under the Canopy Private VIP Tour Hours:
Wednesday
: 10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3:30 p.m.
Thursday: 4 p.m., 5:30 p.m., and 7 p.m.
Friday-Sunday: 10:20 a.m., 11:20 a.m., 12:20 p.m., 1:20 p.m., 2:20 p.m., and 3:20 p.m.

Three Unique Experiences Available

General Admission

You and your family will be assigned to a professional educator who will take you, along with anyone else who has purchased tickets for the same time slot, through the exhibit. Time slots are limited to no more than 12 people. The exhibit is divided into three (3) zones: Exotic Animal Encounters in Zone 1, Animal Encounters in Zone 2, and Large Animal Habitats in Zone 3.  In each zone, you will explore the exhibit, learn fun facts about the world’s rainforests, and view the animals in their habitats.

Details:

  • $12.95 ages 3 and up
  • Advanced reservation required. All timed tickets must be purchased online at davincisciencecenter.org. All guests ages 3 and older are required to have an admission ticket.
  • Admission is free for Da Vinci Science Center members. Members must still reserve their tickets online in advance. A special promo code has been provided. If you did not receive the promo code, please contact members@nulldavincisciencecenter.org.
  • Members must still present their membership ID and a valid photo ID upon check-in in order to be admitted.
  • This admission ticket is for the Under the Canopy exhibit experience only. General Admission to Under the Canopy does not include access to the permanent exhibit spaces in Da Vinci Science Center. Those experiences remain closed.
  • The Curiosity Gift Shop will be open to guests wishing to make a purchase before their departure.
  • We are unable to offer discounted admission to ASTC passport holders at this time.

Private VIP Tour

Enjoy a private tour of Under the Canopy with up to 9 of your friends and family! The Private VIP Tour includes everything in the General Admission package, but an educator assigned only to you and your group, with entire spaces all to yourself.

You will be introduced to 15 different species of animals that call the rainforest home.  Interact with professional educational conservationists as you get up-close and personal with some of the world’s most precious representatives of the animal kingdom.

Details:

  • $95 for up to 10 people
  • Advanced reservation required. All Private VIP Tours must be purchased online at davincisciencecenter.org. 
  • Da Vinci Science Center members receive $20 off with a special promo code. If you did not receive the promo code, please contact members@nulldavincisciencecenter.org.
  • Members must still present their membership ID and a valid photo ID upon check-in in order to be admitted.
  • The Private VIP Tour package is for the Under the Canopy exhibit experience only. It does not include access to the permanent exhibit spaces in Da Vinci Science Center. Those experiences remain closed.
  • The Curiosity Gift Shop will be open to guests wishing to make a purchase before their departure.
  • All Private VIP Tours must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance.

Private VIP Tour with Marquee Animal Experience

Meet a Two-Toed Sloth up-close, with photo opportunities!

The Private VIP Tour with Marquee Animal Experience includes a guided tour of the Under the Canopy exhibit for you and up to 9 of your friends and family members, as well as a private Sloth encounter wherein the educator will take the sloth and other large rainforest animals out of their enclosed habitats* for close-up photo opportunities.

The Private VIP Tour with Marquee Animal Experience also includes everything in the General Admission and Private VIP Tour packages.

*pending animal temperament

Details:

  • $145 for up to 10 people
  • Advanced reservation required. All Private VIP Tours must be purchased online at davincisciencecenter.org. 
  • Da Vinci Science Center members receive $20 off with a special promo code. If you did not receive the promo code, please contact members@nulldavincisciencecenter.org.
  • Members must still present their membership ID and a valid photo ID upon check-in in order to be admitted.
  • The Private VIP Tour with Marquee Animal Experience package is for the Under the Canopy exhibit experience only. It does not include access to the permanent exhibit spaces in Da Vinci Science Center. Those experiences remain closed.
  • The Curiosity Gift Shop will be open to guests wishing to make a purchase before their departure.
  • All Private VIP Tours must be purchased at least 24 hours in advance.

Health & Safety Information

We are implementing the following measures to safeguard the health and safety of staff, volunteers, and visitors:

Limited daily capacity and timed ticketing. To avoid overcrowding, visitors must reserve timed tickets online in advance of a visit. This will also provide for a contactless admission process.

Social distancing. We have made sure to spread the exhibit out over 3 zones, with plenty of extra room, allowing for a distance of at least 6 ft. between all guests, staff, and volunteers.

Face Coverings will be required for Science Center staff and volunteers as well as all guests ages 2 and older as required by Pennsylvania Department of Health guidelines.

Hand Sanitizer and Hand Washing. Hand sanitizer will be made readily available for guests throughout the exhibit. In addition, we have installed automatic-touchless valves and flushers on all fixtures in the restrooms.

Under the Canopy: Animals of the Rainforest is a traveling exhibit from Little Ray’s Nature Centre. Little Ray’s is the largest exotic animal rescue in Canada and focuses on public education.

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