I absolutely loved the butterfly rainforest exhibit. During one of the presentations in which they released butterflies, a butterfly flew onto my finger, which was both exciting and a little bit terrifying. Having this exhibit keeps visitors engaged and excited about nature when they are able to see the butterflies firsthand after learning about them in the museum. I learned that butterfly wings are very delicate, and that they break and lose scales very easily. I also saw firsthand the owl butterflies eating fruit, and learned that they have those markings to deter predators.
This exhibit discusses the preservation of important natural environments, such as mangrove forests and estuaries. This museum provided many ways in which to admire and appreciate nature, and also to understand how fragile many ecosystems are. There were many visitors, including kids; the parents started making sure their children appreciated nature at a young age. As I went through the museum, I was able to see so many different types of nature; from animal skeletons and habitats to interesting cave structures, they are all essential to nature's functions and are important to preserve. After seeing all of the extinct creatures, I understand the importance of making sure we take care of the species we still have.