If you've never seen a white alligator, a parma wallaby, or a naked mole rat, make a beeline for Kingdoms of the Night, the world's largest nocturnal-animal exhibition, new at Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo (3701 S. 10th St.; 402/733-8401; ). Seventy-five species occupy an 84,000-square-foot geodesic dome, which contains realistic re-creations of a bat cave, a Louisiana bayou, and an Australian eucalyptus forest, among other habitats. For your viewing convenience, the animals have adjusted to a reverse light cycle: while the sun's shining, it's nighttime in the exhibit. How do you see these critters in the dark?Just give your eyes five minutes to adjust, and you'll have night vision, too.
—Hannah Wallace