Nature on Display
One of the most enjoyable exhibits for me was the butterfly exhibit. The design of the exhibit was more authentic due to the fresh air, running water, real plants, and live butterflies. Seeing the colorful butterflies flying around in the open space caught my attention, and getting to walk through the garden with the butterflies made the experience much more authentic. If the exhibit was displayed through other mediums such as pictures and videos, I wouldn't have gotten the same amount of appreciation and understanding. By being able to get so close to the butterflies in their natural environment, I was able to see how delicate they were and better appreciated the beauty of their wing composition. Furthermore, I enjoyed being able to see the butterflies' interactions with each other, plants, and even humans
Nature and Ethics
As Leopold mentioned, it's our responsibility as humans to take care of the planet. In order to do so, it's vital to instill a feeling of respect for the earth as well as a sense of urgency to protect it. Both adults and children seemed to enjoy the various exhibits, and though most families treated the museum as a playground, I saw many others closely observing the information provided. After all, the museum provides a lot of information regarding animals and the environment. This allows people to better understand the world they live in and hopefully causes them to feel more responsible for their impact on the natural world.