Mesker Park Zoo is having your chance to preview the all new Orchid Escape as you "journey" to South America.  You'll get to stroll through a tropical jungle filled with blooming orchids, waterfalls, and of course, exotic animals! 

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VIA Mesker Park Zoo's facebook event page, here's what they had to say about the Orchid Escape preview party:

Escape the cold and journey to South America! Be one of the first to stroll through Orchid Escape, a tropical jungle filled with blooming orchids, waterfalls, and exotic animals.

Guests to the Preview Party will enjoy the tastes of South American fare, music, art demonstrations, and docents sharing interesting tidbits about the plants and animals.

Tickets are $60 per person and include appetizers, dessert, and two complimentary beverages of your choice. A cash bar will also be available. Attendees must be 21 and over.

There will be a silent auction with fantastic items such as art, jewelry, experiences, and more! Orchids will also be available for purchase.

This sounds like the break from the cold I've been looking for!  It's happening on February 9th, beginning at 6PM!

Even if you can't make it to the Orchid Escape preview party, you can still catch all the stunning blooming orchids throughout Amazonia from February 10-March 18!