Amazing Butterflies Opening at Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Interactive exhibition explores lifecycles of butterflies.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History invites visitors to become a butterfly at a new, interactive exhibition this winter.
opens January 21 and will run through April 23, 2017. The immersive and
highly interactive exhibition combines the fun of a playground with
fascinating facts about one of the most interesting creatures on
exhibition brings one of our most popular collections to life,” said
Eric Dorfman, director of Carnegie Museum of Natural History. “It is an
educational and fun way to learn about the lifecycle of butterflies.”
will learn about caterpillars, butterflies, and their environments as
they wander through a giant maze where challenges and activities are
around each corner. Tall blades of grass and giant leaves make visitors
feel like they are a tiny insect in a massive outdoor landscape.
features exciting exhibits 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
“What makes this exhibition special is that children are learning through play and interaction,” said Becca Shreckengast, director of exhibition experience at Carnegie Museum of Natural History. “Amazing Butterflies is an immersive adventure that families can enjoy together.”
Programming to accompany Amazing Butterflies
will pollinate all corners of the museum. Sections of the museum’s vast
butterfly collections will be displayed, butterfly merchandise will be
sold in the gift store, and the museum will plan special events and
programs to run in tandem with the exhibition.
Minotaur Mazes of Seattle created Amazing Butterflies with scientific input and interpretation from the Natural History Museum in London.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History’s run of Amazing Butterflies is sponsored by Dollar Bank and Baierl Subaru.
Carnegie Museum of Natural History, one of the four Carnegie Museums of Pittsburgh, is among the top six natural history museums in the country. It maintains, preserves, and interprets an extraordinary collection of millions of objects and scientific specimens used to broaden understanding of evolution, conservation, and biodiversity. Carnegie Museum of Natural History generates new scientific knowledge, advances science literacy, and inspires visitors of all ages to become passionate about science, nature, and world cultures. More information is available by calling 412.622.3131 or by visiting the website, www.carnegiemnh.org.