Butterfly festival opens up to the public

May 9, 2012 by  

On Saturday, May 19th the University of Michigan, Museum of Natural History will be hosting a “Butterfly Festival” at the University of Michigan, Museum of Natural History’s location at 1109 Geddes Avenue in Ann Arbor, Michigan. This event will be taking place between 10am and 2 pm.

Guests are invited to come and share the beautiful world of butterflies. This event will introduce guests to the various families of butterflies and educate them on the life cycle process they go through each year. Guests will be able to watch Monarch Butterflies, live, in the butterfly sanctuary, as well as study and examine each stage of the Monarch Butterflies life cycle. Guest will be able to have an up close look at butterfly and moth wings through supplied microscopes and see the metamorphosis that takes place for each butterfly or moth. Guests will also be able to take a look at the life cycle of other animals as well as assisting to plant a new perennial garden within the butterfly garden.

The Museum of Natural History may use brochure printing from a local print shop to advertise the wide selection of educational programs and exhibits available for the public to view. There is a large display of dinosaurs, wildlife, anthropology, and a planetarium that guests are welcome to visit at any time.

This is a weather permitting event, although everyone is welcome to attend. There is no admission to this event, although donations are gladly accepted. For more information about this event, please visit the Museum of Natural History website or call 734-764-0478.