Nature and Ethics: The Butterfly Rainforest Exhibit was an eye-catching and beautiful point in the museum. It most definitely captured what Leopold wanted us to experience as we're thrust into a delicate world of live-action nature. When I walked into the exhibit I was honored with the ability to watch as butterflies went about their business, and as a guest to their home I was only there to watch and not "conquer". As I went through the exhibit I began to take in what was around me, the sounds, the atmosphere, and the insects. The rainforest allowed me to truly "love, respect, and admire" what was laid out before me and how nature has a beating heart of its own.
Underwater Walk-Through Exhibit
Nature and the Human Spirit: I've always enjoyed going through science and natural history museums because they take the path you walk on and transform it into an interactive way to escape reality. Florida's Natural History Museum is no exception to this magic. The enclosed exhibits are not so enclosed once I step into them and instead open my mind to what I can't always see in everyday life. Museums like this help us realize that the everyday world has more beauty, especially when we can't see much of it. It's ability to give us a closer look into the things we can't always see with the naked eye allows us to come face to face with the majesty of nature. These buildings give us portals to understanding the mystery within nature as we walk through each exhibit one by one.