ExpoVivarium is on display until 31 December 2016 at Quito Airport Center, located in front of the Mariscal Sucre Airport passenger terminal. This is a space for learning and interaction allowing visitors to observe and learn to appreciate the diversity of reptile and amphibian fauna in Ecuador. The exhibition is part of an itinerant display that is permanently shown at the Quito Vivarium and has arrived at the airport thanks to the initiative of Quito Airport Center and Gustavo Orcés Herpetological Foundation.
At the exhibition, passengers and visitors of Quito Airport can observe a variety of amphibian and reptile species from the coast, highland and amazon regions of the country. Many examples have been rescued from illegal trafficking or from homes where they were kept as pets.
In addition to observing these species, visitors have the option to receive an environmental talk and at the end of the visit can have a photograph taken with one of the snakes.
The exhibition is open from 10:00 to 19:00 (Wednesday to Monday) on level 2 of the Quito Airport Center, where accessories and themed objects are also on sale such as jumpers, scarves, artisanal objects and books.
This type of initiative helps to bring different and novel experiences to visitors and passengers while encouraging informative activities and respect for nature, placing Quito Airport at the forefront of the airport industry.