TROPICAL RAIN FOREST
ON A WINTER DAY
A visit to the Climatron,
at Missouri Botanical Garden,
is a sure fire way to escape a cold winter's day.
This tropical enclosed environment
was the first geodesic dome greenhouse
ever built (constructed in 1960).
The Climatron houses over 1,500 tropical plants
in 85% humidity, at a daytime temperature of 85˚F
and a cool nighttime temperature of 65˚F.
(A well tempered jungle thriving in St. Louis!)
It sure feels good when it's cold and windy outside.
But it does make your camera lens fog over
when you go inside.
(With patience - about 15 minutes - the fog clears.)