You don’t have to be into dinosaurs to enjoy a day at the MS Museum of Natural Science. The museum features various exhibits throughout the year, and the current exhibit was a hit with our kids…both of them! The Amazing Butterflies exhibit teaches kids (and adults!) so much about the life cycle of butterflies…and in really fun ways. From learning to move like a caterpillar to zooming down a zip line like you have a pair of wings, this exhibit is interactive and fun. Kids can climb a spider web and cuddle up in a cocoon.
The exhibit even helps gardeners understand how to attract and encourage butterflies and what to avoid doing to harm the butterfly population. It was really insightful. (I said that like I’m a gardener…ha!)
Aside from the butterfly exhibit, the museum is full of things to see and do. My daughter was much more interested in the fossils this time, and who wouldn’t be when you’re standing next to this:
Her favorite part, however, is always the terrariums and aquariums. Here are few highlights (FYI..you can click on the photos to enlarge them and see them better. Clearly I need to work on my phone photography skills or finally breakdown and buy another camera lens.):
We even saw shark eggs about to hatch….
and an alligator snuggling with a turtle…not something you see every day (be sure to enlarge it and see this pair…to cute and cuddly!):
And speaking of something you don’t see every day….
And, don’t forget that they have a special area for preschoolers with one cool treehouse: