Nature on Display
When I entered the butterfly exhibit, the walls were covered with shadow boxes full of various species. As I walked through the rainforest, the beautiful landscape design caught my eye: tropical plants and flowers, waterfalls, stone walkways, small ponds filled with fish, birds, and hundreds of butterflies fluttering through the air. There were many different feeding stations with butterflies huddled together feasting on bananas. This was by far my favorite exhibit in the museum. It was fascinating to see more than 60 different species in the rainforest and have the opportunity to observe the many vibrant colors and patterns on their wings. If you stand very still in a sunlit area, the butterflies will land on you. According to the guide, "if you put out your finger for the butterfly to land, it will actually think you want to eat it." I personally enjoyed this exhibit the most because I was able to interact with nature rather than viewing a virtual display of it.