By TRINA RUNNER
News & Journal Staff Writer
The window is closing on a unique opportunity offered at the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh. Until April 23, visitors can become a butterfly in an interactive exhibition that opened in January.
‘Amazing Butterflies’ combines the fun of a playground with fascinating facts about butterflies, all while leading visitors through a giant maze, complete with tall blades of grass and giant leaves. The experience will make families feel like they are a tiny insect in a massive outdoor landscape.
While exploring the landscape, the participants learn all about the stages of caterpillars and butterflies and their environments. Activities and challenges are around every corner, including a butterfly zip line, a climbable spider web, and a giant caterpillar tunnel.
Parents and children can play games and learn about nectar, lifecycles, and mating and even climb into their own pupa pods as they make their way through the maze. The exhibit provides an immersive adventure for families to enjoy together and learn.
While ‘Amazing Butterflies’ is on display, special butterfly merchandise will be available in the gift store and butterfly collections will be featured around the museum. Dollar Bank and Baierl Subaru are sponsoring the one-of-a-kind exhibit and customizable special events are available upon request.
Founded in 1895, the museum has maintained an international reputation for its research and discovery programs, helping natural history come alive for countless families. It includes 20 exhibition halls, including the famous Dinosaurs in Their Time.
Additional information can be found at http://carnegiemnh.org.