Enjoy a wine and cheese reception and special evening access to the Living Conservatory exhibit for an opportunity to see the Two-toed Sloth at his most active — as active as the slowest of mammals gets. A summer evening is the perfect time to catch a glimpse of the sloth coming down from his perch in the tree while the butterflies are still active.
Learn more about tropical arthropods with Bill Reynolds, Curator of the Arthropod Zoo, and examine exotic insects from his private collection, including Morpho Butterflies, Hercules Moths and tropical beetles galore! And just in case the sloth is extra shy that evening, Albert Ervin, Special Exhibits Coordinator, will be on hand with our stuffed Two-toed Sloth, as well as several other tropical mammal specimens from our Teaching Collections. Get an inside look at some of our planet’s most beautiful and intriguing life forms and learn more about the future of rainforests.
Brimley Society members are encouraged to bring guests to this event.
Although conditions are best for sloth viewing at this event, we cannot guarantee he will play along. The sloth spends 15-18 hours a day sleeping and enjoys peace and quiet. No refunds will be issued for lack of sloth activity.
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5:30 — Food and beverage service begins.
6:00 — Tropical Arthropods — "Among the Biggest & Prettiest of Bugs" with Bill Reynolds, Curator of the Arthropod Zoo
Living Conservatory opens.
6:45 — Live animal and collection show and tell.
8:30 — Food and beverage service ends
Last entry into the Living Conservatory.
9:00 — Living Conservatory closes.
On the menu
- Domestic cheese display featuring local hoop cheddar, pepper jack, smoked gouda and sage derby served with dried fruit, cheese spread and assorted nuts with an assortment of black pepper and herb lavash, crostini and fresh baguettes.
- Assorted petite desserts from the Twisted Fork Bakery.
- House wines, sweet tea, unsweetened tea and water.