“Mission Botanica is incredible! …and a wonderful addition to the arboretum this summer!”
Rooted in Conservation
Engaging interactives and compelling stories connect visitors to themes of biodiversity and conservation. A culminating Secret Forest quest sends visitors on a search for customizable plant content within the maze and, for gardens or arboretums, in their collection.
Welcome to Mission Botanica!
Learn about Earth’s astounding biodiversity and share it with the world!
This indoor/outdoor attraction is durably constructed to handle the elements and enthusiastic guests.
It Takes All Kinds Explore the immense biodiversity on our planet and its critical role in the survival of all life on Earth.
Biodiversity and Us Can you guess how biodiversity makes a direct impact on our everyday lives?
Q&A Program The Q&A program lets you choose your own path through the maze…
…by answering interesting and important questions about biodiversity and conservation.
Tree Time Travel How many years of a tree’s life can you cross in one leap?
Climb like a Grapevine
Swing your tendrils in search of the next spot to hold.
Travel through the dense jungle on a hanging liana.
Hold your nose! Are you brave enough to pose with one of Earth’s stinkiest flowers?
Spider Web ClimbSpider’s are vital parts of a thriving ecosystem.
Capture harmful plant pests in your sticky web.
Get a spider’s eye view of a wicked web you don’t want to get tangled up in…or DO you?
Pollen delivery! Hitch a ride on a pollinator to fly from flower to flower.
…and deliver pollen like a bee!
Hanging Vines Vines make up 8% of plants in rainforests and provide important habitat.
Conservation Pledge Find out how you can support biodiversity and life on our planet. Then, make a pledge to help!
More Adventure Awaits!
Secret Forest A dozen missions highlight plant adaptations, conservation status, and cultural connections.
How to Play Spin the wheel to select a featured species and mystery question.
Go on a Mission Search the Secret Forest for your target plant.
A Maze within a Maze!
Success! When you find one, read the message to answer the mystery question.
Garden Connect Flip doors direct visitors to their location in your gardens, creating a connection to your collection
Hide and Seek Specially placed peek holes…
…let you catch glimpses of plants hidden in the Secret Forest.
Get Lost in the fun! Complete your missions and find your way out!