Orchid Escape: Rise of the Angiosperm transports Olbrich Botanical Gardens visitors 70 million years into the past to learn about the origins of orchids.
When: Daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. through Sunday, March 3
Where: Olbrich Botanical Gardens, 3330 Atwood Ave., Madison
What to expect
The experience is more than just pretty flowers. This immersive educational exhibit offers takeaways for all ages.
Kids can stop by the Discovery Cart for interactive activities to help them grasp big ideas about fossils, flowers, dinosaurs, and how they’re all related. In addition to ambient dinosaur noises, some thematic decor includes dinosaur skeletons and colorful eggs.
Adults can enjoy the more in-depth information boards scattered throughout the exhibit. Flower enthusiasts should keep an eye out for the award-winning orchid arrangements donned with first, second, and third-place ribbons given by the Orchid Growers Guild.
If the exhibit leaves you wanting an orchid of your own, you’re in luck. When the exhibit concludes, Olbrich will conduct an online sale featuring a selection of flower types from Orchid Escape. Order pick-up will take place 11 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, March 9 on-site.