The butterfly preservation wall was striking at how large, colorful, and well-thought out it was. I was fascinated by how many different species of butterflies there were and found myself excited to go in the butterfly forest exhibit. I think it is a beautiful addition to the museum that draws a lot of positive attention. It was very visually appealing and a good start out to the butterfly experience.
The portion of the museum where butterflies were kept in a room to grow and be put into the forest exhibit created an ethical dilemma for me. I think the quality of life the butterflies receive by being brought up in such conditions is poor and unethical. I don't think that is a good and natural way to treat such beautiful nature. It took away from the experience for me a little bit. I understand the educational value of showing how the butterflies grow but I think it is hard to admire them when you see they are being raised that way.