Carnivorous plants go CHOMP! at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco

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The Conservatory of Flowers, one of the most wondrous spots in Golden Gate Park, opens a new exhibit on April 11: CHOMP! They Came from the Swamp.

“Carnivorous plants are one of the sure fire ways to get people excited about plants kids especially,” says Lau Hodges, Director of Operations and Exhibitions. “The exhibit gives visitors a fun bug’s eye view of the plants, but also helps people understand why they have adapted to attract, capture and eat prey. It’s one of the most amazing and irresistible stories of plant evolution there is.”

Get ready to see some sticky tentacles.

Conservatory of Flowers - Carnivorous Plants

Visitors will learn about how plants trap their prey, and how they digest it. Some of these meat-eaters consume rats — and even monkeys!

Venus Flytrap - Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco

CHOMP! They Came from the Swamp is open Tuesdays – Sundays from 10 am to 4 pm and is included with admission to the Conservatory. Admission for San Francisco residents (with proof of residency) is $5 general; $3 youth 12-17, seniors and students with ID; $1.50 children 5-11; children 4 and under FREE. Admission for non-residents is $8 general, $5 youth 12-17, seniors and students with ID; $2 children 5-11; children 4 and under FREE.

The public should call (415) 831-2090 or visit www.conservatoryofflowers.org for more information

Related: Our recommendation of The Conservatory of Flowers as a great multi-generational outing.