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This new Brooklyn Children's Museum exhibit brings back a familiar face

This new Brooklyn Children's Museum exhibit brings back a familiar face
Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Children's Museum / Winston Williams

The Brooklyn Children's Museum is listening to its animal instincts. 

After the successful run of "Survival of the Slowest,"—a traveling exhibit that explored evolutionary science from the perspective of nature's slowest creatures—the popular family attraction has decided to provide a glimpse into the rainforest, right from NYC. "Under the Canopy," which will run from Feb 11–May 17, takes a look at the ecosystem as a whole, as well the critters who populate it. 

Photograph: Courtesy Brooklyn Children's Museum / Winston Williams

In other words, get ready for more animal meet and greets (think snakes, lizards and other cool creatures)! The new exhibit in partnership with Little Ray's Nature Centres is guaranteed to be a hit because of a familiar face: Roger. The super-cute sloth, a popular member of the "Survival of the Fittest" exhibit, plans to continue his lethargic ways in Kings County (definitely not how New Yorkers operate, but perhaps we can learn a lesson or two from him). If you were too slow and missed him (see what we did there?), now is the time to make up for it!

After striking a pose with Brooklyn's coolest resident, you'll be able to learn about temperature regulation, the water cycle, oxygen production and more rainforest-themed tidbits. While you're at it, make sure to see what else is happening at our other go-to kids' museums in NYC. (Apologies: We cannot guarantee that there will be sloths.)

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