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Amazing Butterflies
February 5, 2011 - May 8, 2011

Visitors transformed into caterpillars and journeyed through one of the planet's most amazing lifecycles at the "Amazing Butterflies" exhibit featuring a giant indoor maze, caterpillar tunnel and live butterflies. Visitors experienced the challenges of being a caterpillar as it morphs into a beautiful butterfly through a hands-on human maze of larger-than-life leaves, grass and trees. Along the way, they discovered the ways caterpillars move, what they eat and how other creatures help them achieve their transformation and marked their progress as a butterfly by stamping a souvenir garden card at eight stations before zooming out of the maze as a butterfly on "The Monarch Monorail!" After exploring the exhibit, visitors "flew" over to the Museum's Terrarium to see live butterflies.

About the Exhibit: "Amazing Butterflies" was created by the Natural History Museum in London in collaboration with Minotaur Mazes.

LOCAL SPONSORS:

  • Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks
  • Mississippi Museum of Natural Science Foundation
  • Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS)
  • Anonymous
  • Clarion Ledger
  • Paul Benton
  • The Chisholm Foundation
  • Jackson Convention & Visitors Bureau
  • Sanderson Farms
  • Trustmark Bank
  • Chris & Steve Zachow
  • Feild Co-Operative Association, Inc.
  • Emme Wells
  • Jennie McIntosh
  • Ollye B. Shirley

This project was supported in part by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, creating strong libraries and museums that connect people to information and ideas. Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this exhibit do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.

BUTTERFLY CAR TAG
If you enjoy butterflies, then you'll love MDWFP's Butterfly Conserving Wildlife car tag. The tag costs $30 dollars (in addition to the regular tag fee). Proceeds benefit the Wildlife Heritage Fund. Contact your local tax collector's office to get yours.

Click here for Amazing Butterflies news release.

Click here to watch an interview with Conservation Educator Nicole Smith.

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