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Discover the glass box party of the year.

Realizing that it's typical for hobby practices to plateau and fall back on formulaic techniques or rely on enclosure designs that are easily replicated, the goal of MICROCOSM is to keep focusing our attention toward the horizon, examining approaches that oftentimes go undetected.

MICROCOSM delves more deeply into these environmental and creative landscapes, showcasing some of the planet's lesser seen and under appreciated ecosystems as well as introducing you to innovative and artistic approaches to their re-creation...all without spilling a single drop of beer.



September 1-2, 2017


Seattle, WA





MICROCOSM celebrates the natural world and our understanding of it through the creation of naturalistic microcosms (terrariums, aquariums, etc.). Through field trips and lectures we explore themes of conservation and sustainability as they apply to nature-based hobbies, as well as consider novel and innovative approaches to enclosure design and captive husbandry.

Over the course of the 2-day event there is plenty of time for socializing, as well as buying/selling plants and animals through our Expedition Tables and live auction.  More than just a show, MICROCOSM is a one-of-a-kind experience that seeks to raise the bar in how we practice and approach our 'glass box' hobbies and, ultimately, the world in which we live.


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