Once the boys realized that if they stood really, really still that a butterfly friend might come to land on them, it quickly became their favorite part of the visit. They loved seeing who could stand more still than the next and collect tiny "hitchhiker" friends on their shoulders and heads!
While our 2 year old was the wildest of wild cards in the exhibit, (gentle hands are not exactly his strong suit), he behaved much better than expected and was truly captivated by the butterflies who were enjoying a sweet, juicy snack.
The Chrysalis Cabinet toward the back of the atrium was an unexpected hit with our 4 year old. He couldn't believe he was getting to witness, in person, the life cycle of the butterfly. Talk about a "mind blown" moment, it kept us laughing each time he'd exclaim, "Mom, can you believe creepy crawly caterpillars turn into such pretty things?"