Sat., Sept. 29; 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Tropical Forest Cuba Festival
Tropical Forest Cuba Festival
Tropical Forest Cuba Festival
Tropical Forest Cuba Festival
Tropical Forest Cuba Festival

Join us to celebrate our Tropical Forest Cuba exhibit with a day of fun activities!

Join us for a full day of fun activities for all ages at our Tropical Forest Cuba Festival, featuring entertainment, food and more inspired by one of the world's most botanically and culturally rich forest regions. Learn the dance steps of the rumba, explore Cuban foods, discover the fascinating stories behind some of Cuba’s unique plant life and enjoy this amazing exhibit! 

All festival activities are free with Conservatory admission, including:

  • Cuban Food Samples  |  11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Taste delectable Cuban food samples from Café Phipps.
  • Botany in Action: Meet the Fellows  |  11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
    Meet our Botany in Action Fellows and learn about their global research in the United States, Fiji, Cuba and Puerto Rico.
  • Afro-Cuban Music Presentation  |  1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
    Join musician Noel Quintana for a presentation of Cuban music.
  • Children's Pot-a-Plant  |  11 a.m. – 3 p.m.
    Pot plants to take home and make Cuban-inspired crafts with your kids, including a perching bird.

Tropical Forest Cuba

Experience the natural beauty and culture of one of the most biodiverse Caribbean island nations on Earth in our immersive new Tropical Forest Cuba exhibit.

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