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boettcher memorial tropical conservatory
The Boettcher Memorial Conservatory is one of the most unique and compelling displays of tropical plants featuring thousands of exotic specimens from the tropical and sub-tropical regions of the world. Various food plants add special interest, including bananas (Musa spp.), chocolate (Theobroma cacao) and coffee (Coffea arabica).
Admission and Tours:
The Boettcher Memorial Conservatory will be closed Thursday, May 9, 2013 beginning at noon through Saturday, May 11. The Boettcher Tropical Conservatory will re-open on Sunday, May 12.
Especially for Kids:
Our two-story model of a banyan tree gives visitors an aerial view of the tropical forest.
It's a Fact:
The tropical rainforests of the world inhabit less than 6% of total land cover but account for over 50% of the world’s plant and animal species.