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Thanksgiving Point Butterfly Biosphere...

Thanksgiving Point Butterfly Biosphere...

Hey friends! I wanted to let you know about a super fun activity we did with the kids. For a long time we have had passes to Thanksgiving Point. We have always loved their activities and when they announced a new attraction we knew we’d have to try it out! It did not disappoint! One thing I LOVE about Thanksgiving Point is that while all the activities are fun there are also plenty of ways to learn as well. It gets my kids excited about new things and sparks their curiosity. The best part is the new exhibit was included in our yearly membership. So, the Butterfly Biosphere is divided up into 3 main areas. The conservatory has an enclosed area that is filled with plant-life and LOTS of butterflies. While walking through you will see hundreds of different butterflies from all over the world flying all around you. It’s super fun. They have dishes set out for them to eat from, they have soooo many beautiful plants and flowers, and even an area where you can see all the cocoons. My kids even got to watch some of the caterpillars making cocoons and even some wiggling cocoons with the butterflies trying to get out. Be prepared though, it’s really humid and you can’t take strollers in. It was super fun! All of my kids liked it except one who was scared the butterflies would land on him, while that exact thing is what all my other kids wished would happen ha ha. The next area is called the Costa Rica Climber. Basically this is a fun play area, with a tree-house play area with a big slide. It also has lots of fun things even for little guys to play with. My little boys did NOT want to leave. The last area is the Discovery Zone. I feel like this was more of the learning area. They had live bug displays and lots of computers for learning things. The best part was it reminded me of being in the movie Honey I shrunk the Kids. Did any of you watch that movie? Where the kids get shrunk and end up in the back yard so all the grass is taller than them and the bugs are HUGE? It made it so much fun to be in. Overall, my kids loved it! They are already asking to go back. One thing I thought I’d mention is you have to have reserved tickets to get in. There are only a set amount of people allowed in with the butterflies at the same time. Here is a link if you are interested. https://www.thanksgivingpoint.org/experience/butterfly-biosphere/ It was such a great family activity and I love to find things to do in the winter. I hope you like it as much as we did!

-Jen

The beginning...

The beginning...