Genevieve PM Roy
Hurry up and slow down! The Sloths have arrived in style at Montreal’s Biodôme.
Starting June 7th to October 26th 2014, Montréal Space for Life invites you to come up and close with the sloths (Nature's Slowpokes) at the Montréal Biodôme!
Starting June 7th to October 26th, 2014 Montréal Space for Life invites you to come up and close with the sloths at the Montréal Biodôme!
Hurry up and Slow down is new theme of the Biodôme’s latest temporary exhibition and it’s exemplified by three new sloths on hand to help set the pace for visitors. Known as Nature's Slowpokes, these gentle and fascinating creatures are the indisputable champions of slow and easy living.
The slots, both a mother daughter team and a handsome male will be on display in a comfortable and visually stunning temporary habitat designed just for them. The Biodôme team collectively ensured that the sloths feel right at home in this laid-back space in the shape of two intertwining trees. The display provides ample viewing space and numerous cushiony seats that encircle the whole viewing space and that allows visitors to relax with their families and lay down and observe the sloths in action: which usually means nibbling on greens and tofu or generally hanging up-side down thanks to their long two toed limbs!
A couple of red-footed tortoises and a Saharan spiny-tailed lizard (veritable champions of indolence), are fellow animal species that are also on feature in the sloth display.
In the amphitheater, visitors can get another taste of what it means to relax and slow down sloth style as they partake in the Symphony of Life musical creation that portrays the daily life activities of a sloth in a multi-sensory narrative. The audience becomes part of this delightful, relaxed experience, as the conductor leads them through a slow-paced choreographic symphony filled with music, mime and movement
Aesthetically and as a means of acquiring new knowledge about these amazing animals, I find the Biodôme’s latest exhibit to be a fascinating experience well worth slowing down for!
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Montréal Space for Life is made up of four attractions on the same site: the Biodôme, Botanical Garden, Insectarium and Rio Tinto Alcan Planetarium. These four prestigious Montréal municipal institutions form Canada’s largest natural science museum complex. Together, they are launching a daring, creative urban movement, urging everyone to rethink the connection between humankind and nature and cultivate a new way of living.