Butterfly Exhibit

United States
June 24, 2012 10:19pm CST
At the big museum in the next county they have a butterfly exhibit. My whole family was mezmerized by it. It's a room with several hundered butterflies flying about a "tropical"room. The kids liked it so much we had to go thru 2x! But you basically sit or stand and stay still til the butterflies land on you (if you are lucky) or observe their beauty. My middle was very much in love with this exhibit... I may have to change her name to the butterfly whisperer! She was able to get several to crawl on her fingers and stay for several minutes. I had one crawl into my fingers to my arm, another landed on my arm and my hair was a landing site for a few. The blue one (sorry don't know the name) that's irridcent on the top of it's wings but black on the bottom side were attracted to my son. He didn't know what to think, I told him they must like him because they were both the same shade of blue. That same variety that were blue and a good zise also decided they like my hubby's deoderant! It's such a neat experience. Have you ever held a butterfly?
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@berting600 (3458)
• Philippines
25 Jun 12
Yes I have experienced that several butterflies landed in my shoulder through my both arms for several minutes.This scenario can only happen in the Planetarium where several species of butterflies are taken cared by the authorities so that the public can have the opportunity to observe and see the beauty of nature in its natural habitat of fine shrubs,bushes,and some trees so that butterflies can multiply its species.
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• United States
5 Jul 12
I am glad you have gotten to have a similar experience. They actually have some sort of an incubator looking thing with many species of butterflies waiting to erupt.
• Philippines
6 Jul 12
The beautiful species of butterflies in the Planetarium were carefully taken cared of so that its natural habitat in the leaves of shrubs and bushes,so are in trees are not permitted to be touched by people visiting the place,just not to disrupt or destroy its eggs and larvae clinging the leaves.You can actually observed its caterpillars ans some pupa in the leaves.Some scenery is the pupa near becoming a butterfly in its cover almost coming out.I think it houses not just local butterflies but also imported ones.I know the local butterflies are from different parts of the Philippines,as it has some written information with a picture of the butterfly and where it comes from.It is really an amazing place to visit.
@PageTurner (2827)
• United States
25 Jun 12
The butterfly whisperer? How cute! It sounds like your daughter had an exciting and wondrous time, 3SnuggleBunnies! I have helf a butterfly or two in my life. This experience you and your family had seems like a lot of fun and also something that Mrs. Turner would really enjoy. Peace I love the world!!
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• United States
5 Jul 12
She's been asking when we can go back, because of course she wants to live in that exhibit! Lucky for her I bought a membership so we will go again and again :)
• United States
6 Jul 12
Ah, great idea! I bet that she'll be thrilled!!
@celticeagle (117767)
• Boise, Idaho
25 Jun 12
We have a wonderful zoo here with a Butterfly Exhibit as well. It is lovely and I know what you mean by being mesmerized by it. It is cool when one actually lands on you. Makes you feel so very special. I don't know about the attracted part but that is okay.
• United States
5 Jul 12
I think we are all mesmerized by them because in nature they flutter away if they notice us approaching them ever so cautiously.
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
25 Jun 12
Butterflies are very beautiful and colorful...i love to see them only, i really don't like to touch them...i will got itchiness because of its powder.
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• United States
5 Jul 12
The powder as in the pollen from the visits to flowers? or the scales of their wings which are like powder if you touch them?
@ryanong (9695)
• Vietnam
6 Jul 12
The powder on their body...i scare when they fly over me also because their powder may fall down to my body...
• United States
25 Jun 12
wow! that sounds like a wonderful experience...i would love to visit something like that one day...i think butterflies are beautiful and magical creatures...i am ashamed to admit that i have held a butterfly as when i was a young child i used to catch them and keep them in glass boxes...as i got older i really regretted that i have ever done that and feel truly horrible for it...i love butterflies, to watch them and to see photos and paintings of them..it is wonderful that your child has this interest in them too!
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• United States
6 Jul 12
oh no, we pinned them in the glass boxes...but i regret it now a lot! they are so beautiful...when my son was small i told him they are flying flowers!
• United States
5 Jul 12
It sounds like a great place both for kids and adults to visit. No, unfortunately, I've never held a butterfly. I'd be one of the people wanting to go back through that exhibit a second time. Yeah, I can be a big kid sometimes...
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• United States
6 Jul 12
Nothing wrong with being a big kid, we stay young that way :)
@savypat (20247)
• United States
25 Jun 12
It's a wonderful experience to hold a butterfly. We have very large black and yellow stripped ones that will allow you to get your hand right under them so that they walk on it. They are real beauties.
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• United States
5 Jul 12
I would love it if the ones in the wild were more approachable. We can get them on our butterfly bush in summer and the kids love trying to catch them.
• United States
25 Jun 12
I love seeing them in the summer time. I have not seen them in so long. I think they are so pretty as well. I would really like to find a place like where you went.
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• United States
5 Jul 12
You'd have to do some research to see if you could find something near you similar.
@salonga (27985)
• Philippines
12 Jul 12
Butterfly - Where have all the butterflies gone?
Oh I would so love to see that Butterfly Exhibit and experience it. I am sure my little ones would enjoy is just as much. Rarely do I see butterflies nowadays. It is as though the air pollution has killed all of them. I still have to go to the countryside to get a glimpse of the flying butterflies. I miss the yellow butterflies that used to fly from one cosmos flower to the other. I used to catch colorful butterflies because we used them in our project at school.
@much2say (38813)
• United States
26 Jun 12
I love that!! We have a natural history museum and once a year they have a butterfly exhibit there too! But there's is outdoors . . . which is enclosed in a mesh fence all around. We took our daughter there and although she loved it, it was a bit scary too with all those butterflies fluttering about! Some of them were mega huge - and others so colorful! I was almost scared to hold one - I don't know why . . . maybe I felt like I was going to break it!! My little one is now into butterflies, so I hope we can go there with him when it comes around. They are such beautiful creatures, aren't they?!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
26 Jun 12
There is one of those exhibits here at the zoo and they are a lot of fun. We walked through and looked at a ton of different kinds of butterflies. They landed all over us..lol. I think I have a picture on my flash drive of my b/f with one of them on his finger. When I get home I'll have to see if I can find it and post it here.
@jillhill (37384)
• United States
25 Jun 12
No....what a wonderful experience. My daughter and her family went someplace in California to see the butterflies and the same applied.....they would flit around them and land if they felt comfortable....they are so beautiful!
• United States
25 Jun 12
We have one here too, and we loved it. We went when it was slightly cooler and it took a while for the butterflies to become active, but when they did it was amazing. I would like to return this summer when they are all flying around. It was a wonderful experience, and my son got some amazing pictures.