The Butterflies Are Coming!

Butterfly in the backyard

I don’t know a single person who isn’t ready for spring this year!  Snow, snow, go away bring us a nice warm day.  There is a way to get a bit of a jump start on the season.  You can visit one of the butterfly exhibits around the State – some are already in progress while a few are coming up. 

 Michigan Science Center in Detroit

  Over at the MichiganScienceCenter you can walk among the live butterflies in the Wish Upon a Butterfly exhibit.  The exhibit runs from January 11, 2014 through June 15, 2014. Who knows, they may even land on your finger.  While you’re there you can catch The Flight of the Butterflies IMAX® movie.  Cost of the event is as follows:

Only: $3/person + general admission
Exhibit + IMAX®: $5/person + general admission

For information please visit: http://www.mi-sci.org/exhibits-shows/traveling-exhibitions/

 

Meijer Gardens in Grand Rapids

 The annual Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition at Meijer Gardens is the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation. From March 1, 2014 through April 30, 2014 guests can experience tropical butterflies from around the world flying freely in the Tropical Conservatory For complete information please visit:  http://www.meijergardens.org/discover/

  expcols franklin park butterfly on purple flower

Michigan State University in East Lansing

 Visit the “Butterflies in the Garden” exhibit from March 17, 2014 through April 30, 2014.

 In the Indoor 4-H Children’s Garden! Visitors will be able to:

  • Witness the flight of a Zebra Longwing,
  • Find eggs hidden on host plants in the garden,
  • Look at larva munching on leaves,
  • And hopefully watch an adult emerges from its’ chrysalis!

 

For further information please visit: http://4hgarden.cowplex.com/Butterflies/
The Dow Gardens in Midland

 Stop by the “Butterflies in Bloom” exhibit at the DownGardens in Midland.

 The exhibit features thousands of brightly colored butterflies from around the world – they can be found flying around the tropical conservatory. 

 More information can be found here: http://www.dowgardens.org/#!butterflies-/cjgd

 

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