It’s about to get butterfly-crazy at Cleveland Botanical Garden.
From March 23 through April 28, the attraction in Cleveland’s University Circle neighborhood will host traveling exhibition “Amazing Butterflies,” the unifying focus of which will be a caterpillar’s transformation into the small, lovely winged creature.
Says a news release from CBG:
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.
Furthermore, the release states, the Botanical Garden’s regular butterfly collection will be highlighted during “Amazing Butterflies,” 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 glasshouses, in the release. “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.”
(Images courtesy of Cleveland Botanical Garden)
Some more highlights, taken from the release:
Larger-than-life caterpillar tunnel
Climb-on spider’s web
The Mating Game dress up
Bean bag caterpillar feed
Hairy plant attack
Climb-in pupa pods
Minotaur Mazes of Seattle created “Amazing Butterflies” with scientific input and interpretation from the Natural History Museum in London, the release states.