Other than that though, I have to admit that I felt that we actually were "conquerors of the land" because in the rain forest exhibit, there were a bunch of caged up frogs which didn't exactly send a message of "respecting nature". Apart from a sense of awe for the sharks and mammoths, I already had a feeling of being a part of the "biotic community" and the museum didn't do much to improve/ expand upon that. Other people seemed to enjoy the butterfly garden and seemed to have a good time taking pictures of their surroundings with their families/ friends. The museum allowed people to get physically closer to some parts of nature and give them the opportunity to connect with what they see.
Nature and the Human Spirit
The museum helped me step out of my daily life by literally making me take steps away from where I would normally be on a Sunday afternoon. For the particular steps that I took in the museum, I had to time to think about where I was, why I was there and what I was doing with my life and I ended up learning a couple things about myself. I think everyone left the museum with a better understanding of who they are and what they value. For example, I learned that I learned that going to museums is probably won't become a favorite past-time of mine anytime soon. It did allow me to gain some insight into not only the power and wonder of some of the things in nature, but how fragile it is and that we should put a bit more effort towards conserving it since it benefits all of us.