‘Amazing Butterflies’ Opens Saturday at Cleveland Botanical Garden

‘Amazing Butterflies’ Opens Saturday at Cleveland Botanical Garden

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The Cleveland Botanical Garden invites visitors to embark on an exciting journey, transforming from caterpillars into butterflies, at “Amazing Butterflies,” a special exhibit running from March 23 through April 28.

Visitors will experience the challenges of being a caterpillar as it morphs into a beautiful butterfly through an interactive maze of larger-than-life leaves, grass and trees. Amazing Butterflies includes engaging features like a butterfly zip line, a climbable spiderweb, and a giant caterpillar entry tunnel. Parents and children can play games to learn about nectar, lifecycles, and mating, and they can even climb into their own pupa pods as they make their way through the maze.

The Botanical Garden’s regular butterfly collection will be highlighted during the exhibit with additional live butterflies to be released throughout the show.

“This is a perfect exhibit for us to bring to Cleveland,” said Brian Gibbons, Cleveland Botanical Garden director of gardens and glasshouse.  “This exhibit gives us the opportunity to tell the story of the butterfly, which we do every day in our glasshouse, in an interactive way that families can enjoy together.”

Minotaur Mazes of Seattle created Amazing Butterflies with scientific input and interpretation from the Natural History Museum in London.

Amazing Butterflies highlights include:

  • Larger-than-life caterpillar tunnel
  • Butterfly maze
  • Climb-on spider’s web
  • Leaf climb
  • Caterpillar crawl
  • The Mating Game dress up
  • Bean bag caterpillar feed
  • Friend’s foosball
  • Hairy plant attack
  • Climb-in pupa pods

 For more information, including hours and admission, or to purchase tickets, click here.

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