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The Visitor Experience

Earthpark will deliver a unique experience for visitors of all ages, providing access to the indoor rainforest biomes and integrated aquarium features, as well as Iowa’s surrounding natural ecology, from oak savannah forest to tall-grass prairie. Visitor experiences will be diverse and layered to satisfy many interests and levels of exploration. Examples may include:

  • Friendly and knowledgeable facilitators located at exhibit stations throughout Earthpark who will interact with visitors, provide personal attention and encourage visitors to ask questions and develop a deeper understanding of the experience.
  • Onstage and backstage tours highlighting the plants and animals in the indoor and outdoor biomes, the building systems or aspects of green-building design across the campus. Custom tours/programs on green building will be available to corporate groups.
  • Scavenger hunts, natural obstacle courses and kids “Adventure Zones” to engage and entertain families with young children throughout Earthpark.
  • The latest in virtual reality technology, transporting visitors to ecosystems and environmental “hotspots” across the globe.
  • Meet-and-greets with Earthpark staff scientists, caretakers and visiting faculty and scientists, to add depth to visits and inspire young future scientists.
  • Classes and programs for adult learners, from specialty garden clubs or bird watching to classes on nature photography or tropical fruits.

Unforgettable, Life-Changing Experiences