The Marketplace is a great place for shopping and dining with the whole family. But you may not know there are some hidden learning opportunities here, too!
The Rainforest Café is a fun place to eat with the wild décor and animals throughout the dining rooms. But if you head into the merchandise location, you’ll find Tracy Tree. She may be snoozing when you first see her, but every couple of minutes she awakes to offer facts about the rainforest. With so much activity and so many sounds in the shop, it can be a little hard to hear her sometimes, but you may just catch a fun fact you didn’t know before.
The Rainforest Café also hosts a bird show daily from noon to 2pm just outside the restaurant entrance. (Ask a host or hostess to be sure the show will go on that day.) A company of parrots demonstrate tricks and mimicry while their handlers give information about the birds and answer questions. It’s a fun treat for animal lovers old and young.
FL Sunshine State Science Standards:
SC.K.L.14.2, SC.K.L.14.3, SC.2.L.17.2, SC.3.L.15.1, SC.4.L.16.3