Friday, July 20, 2018
This was a really fun place to go. I went with my boss and a coworker when we were looking to kill some time during a conference.
I enjoyed petting the different starfish and the horseshoe crab. It's way more than just butterflies! There's knowledgeable staff placed in the exhibits to answer your questions and tell you fun facts. I enjoy that kind of thing, but if you don't, it's easy to pass them by without being bothered.
There are quite a few different butterflies in the butterfly part. They are flying and playing and eating and it really feels quite wonderful. However, this is not the first butterfly exhibit that I've been to and I was a little disappointed to find out that you can't feed them (the other I have been to has vials of nectar you can hold in your hand) and they don't land on you (probably because you're not going to feed them). You will still see SO MANY butterflies, so don't let that disappoint you.
If I had my kids with me, I'm fairly certain they would have liked the small play place near the end of the tour. It's right next to the gift shop and convenient if you want to send your husband to watch the kids so you can shop without fear of tiny hands breaking stuff.
Moral of the story: I would go again. I enjoyed it as a grown woman, so I feel confident in recommending it to others.