Tropical rainforests are a long way away from Kansas City. The next best alternative? The Rainforest Adventure Exhibit at the Level 1 Showplace at Crown Center (2450 Grand). On loan from the Norwalk, Connecticut, Stepping Stones Museum for Children, this excursion contains 40 interactive elements designed to introduce your little monkeys to tropical biospheres and medicinal treasures, and lets them climb a 9-foot kapok tree, scope the scene from a gorilla blind, and create their own insects while role-playing as research assistants. The exhibit is here through Labor Day, September 5, and is open during regular shopping hours. Call 816-274-8444 or see crowncenter.com for details.