Let your imagination run wild as you embark on an epic adventure! Step into the shoes of a National Geographic explorer as you take a journey to the wildest places on Earth. In this highly interactive exhibition, you can discover the amazing animals and plants thriving in the most extreme environments.
Join us for a WILDlife adventure:
February 15 – 16 & March 28 – 29
Featuring a North American porcupine and a hedgehog, kids make friends with animals at these exciting hands on wildlife community events. Thank you to Wildlife Learning Center, Greater Los Angeles Vector Control District and the LA Zoo for supporting our mission to inspire and educate young minds through engaging science-based programs!
*All activities subject to change.
Learn more about the exhibit:
Through six immersive environments, you’ll learn more about explorers who have risked life and limb to discover new places, help protect them for future generations, and discover new realms of scientific inquiry. Plus, you’ll gain insights into the important roles that technology, innovation, and ingenuity play in making and documenting explorers’ discoveries.
The Base Camp
Start your adventure by climbing aboard an off-road vehicle used by filmmakers and scientists in the field. The vehicle plays a video of actual footage captured by explorers in the ecosystems featured in the exhibit.
The Polar Regions
Enter an interactive Arctic cabin and learn what scientists need to survive harsh conditions while studying polar bears. In the Antarctic section, learn about penguins and other species native to this polar region.
Inside a replica deep-sea submersible, take a dive to study undersea life—and dive even further and discover thermal vents and bizarre creatures dwelling miles beneath the ocean’s surface. Learn about great white sharks and their hunting habits through a dorsal-mounted “Crittercam.”