Step through a “door into nature” to immerse yourself in a variety of natural environments that ignite curiosity and unlock creativity.
Visitors can traverse a majestic indoor forest immersing themselves in a variety of natural environments that ignite curiosity and unlock creativity. Filled with bright, colorful woodland animals and forest graphics, each visit is a new adventure!
Note: This exhibit space may be used for private events and programming, and may be closed to the general public at times.
The exhibit offers spacious canvas canopy tents, nature-themed camouflage flooring, and a cozy campfire section that boasts an abundance of playful plushes. The play area features a fun slide perfect for our littlest visitors, exploration tunnels to burrow through, and a boat children can steer on an imaginary river as they create their own wildlife adventure. The Secret Forest also features a dedicated Story Time hub where families can cozy up around a plush campfire to listen to favorite stories read by Nature Museum facilitators, or wind down and read some of their own favorites.
The Secret Forest is inspired by the sights and sounds of nature all around us. You can explore the natural world all around you by going on a nature walk! Check out the video below to learn more and make some nature discoveries with Nicole!