Sloan Museum presents Rainforest Adventure Maze exhibit at Courtland Center Mall

Just one of the many activities available during the Rainforest Adventure Maze at Courtland Center. Photo provided

Just one of the many activities available during the Rainforest Adventure Maze at Courtland Center. Photo provided

BURTON — Sloan Museum will continue presenting hands-on traveling exhibits at Courtland Center Mall while closed for renovation in the Flint Cultural Center.

Rainforest Adventure Maze opens at Courtland Center Mall January 19, sponsored by Genisys Credit Union and Moby Dick Pet Store. Admission will be free for Genesee County residents. “After the great success of our dinosaur exhibit, we are very excited to continue presenting fun learning experiences at Courtland Center Mall,” Todd Slisher, Executive Director of Sloan Museum, said.

Rainforest Adventure Maze Visitors to Sloan Museum at Courtland Center can explore the rainforest in two interactive mazes, Rainforest Adventure and Tropical Odyssey, created by Minotaur Mazes. Both mazes are full of the sights and sounds of a tropical rainforest, with puzzles and physical challenges that are great for ages 4 to adult. Visitors will answer challenge questions to progress through each maze. Incorrect answers lead to dead-ends, while correct answers lead deeper into the maze.

In Rainforest Adventure, visitors will descend through the four layers of the rainforest and meet its diverse inhabitants. By the time visitors reach the forest floor, they are better equipped with an understanding of how humans impact this diverse yet fragile forest, and how they can make a difference.

The second maze, Tropical Odyssey, tells the story of sustainable butterfly farming in the rainforest. Visitors follow the lifecycle of a butterfly as they learn about sustainable and unsustainable rainforest practices, rescue caterpillars from predators, help feed them, solve puzzles, and zipline through the rainforest canopy.

Rainforest Adventure Maze will be open at Sloan Museum at Courtland Center from January 19 through April 24, 2019. Hours are Monday- Saturday, 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Sunday, 12–5 p.m. Admission is free for Genesee County residents and members. Non-resident tickets are $7 for adults, $6 for seniors, and $5 for kids ages 2-11. — G.G.

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