I haven't taken many photos in the past few days, and I'm a little distracted with multiple projects, but when I searched through my photos just now, I realized I had never posted anything about our trip to the Biodome. On the "field trip" day of Mama's Spring Break Camp, we had an absolutely wonderful time together, in all respects, visiting this unique attraction.
The Biodome has miniature versions of five or six different environments (tropical rainforest, etc.) You enter through a set of doors into the simulated environment, and the spaces are filled with plants and animals appropriate to that ecosystem. The interior climate matches, as well--in the rainforest, it's hot and humid--something I wish I would have remembered when I got dressed.
In the rainforest, more than in the other sections, the animals are really right there--like this bird the girls are watching up on the ledge:
Moments later, he was on the ground walking towards us:
Aaaaaaaand...cue the waterfall of tears, from Bojey. My children really hate strange animals coming at them.
What is this cute, sweet girl watching so intently?
Why, the capybara, of course. Can't say I find him all that cute, personally:
But this bird, with his giant, twig-like feet? Adorable!
We tried our hardest to find the sloth in the rainforest (one of my favorite animals of all time!), but the closest we came was this sign (with my sweet little Bojey peeking under it):
The aquariums were a big hit with Bojey. She would have sat there looking at them all day:
The Biodome's little guidebook is really nice and has a two-page illustration of each ecosystem, with pictures and illustrations of most of the animals. We went through it when we got home and circled everything we saw and saved it so we can look for the other animals next time.
Well that was kind of fun, going through those photos. I'm excited to go back to the Biodome now.