EdVenture Children’s Museum Opens ‘Blooming Butterflies’ This Spring
New Permanent Exhibit Features Native Butterflies in Their Natural Habitat
Specifically designed for children, “Blooming Butterflies” provides hands-on scientific exploration of lifecycles, genetic diversity and environmental adaptation of butterflies. The outdoor learning lab will feature 10-15 different species of butterflies indigenous to the Southeast as well as a variety of native and subtropical vegetation. Magnifying instruments and informational signs throughout garden walkways allow children to examine nature up-close. A garden shed provides a viewing window where chrysalises can be seen during various developmental stages. During off-season (November – March) the exhibit will focus on life cycle education and habitat regeneration.
The only one of its kind within more than 90 miles, the “Blooming Butterflies” mesh-enclosed outdoor pavilion creates a garden oasis within an urban setting, enabling museum-goers to view butterflies in a unique and completely natural environment.
“Visitors can expect to be surrounded by hundreds of individual butterflies indigenous to the Southeast,” says EdVenture President and CEO
“EdVenture is investing in education for our community. We also see ‘Blooming Butterflies’ as a method of encouraging tourism,” Horne says.
“Blooming Butterflies” also will appeal to nature enthusiasts who can learn about the best types of plants to use in their yards to attract butterflies.
There is a list of individual and corporate sponsors who made Blooming Butterflies possible, the largest of which includes the
Admission to “Blooming Butterflies” is free to EdVenture members and only