Bring your flashlights on Tuesday nights until 9 p.m. to see the nightlife in the Tropical Conservatory.
Hands-on activities during daytime hours:
o Discover the lifecycle of butterflies with egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and butterfly costumes
o Read butterfly stories in the book corner and create your own puppet show
o Pretend you are a butterfly and flutter through the butterfly maze
o Learn and sing spring songs in a variety of languages
The exhibition is made possible by DTE Energy Foundation, The Meijer Foundation, Botanic and Sculpture Societies of Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park. This year's media sponsors are Channel 95.7 FM and 100.5 FM The River.
One of the world's most significant botanic and sculpture experiences, Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park serves more than 550,000 visitors annually. Meijer Gardens was recently ranked in the top 100 most-visited art museums worldwide by "Art Newspaper," the leading publication in global art news. The 132-acre grounds feature Michigan's largest tropical conservatory; one of the largest children's gardens in the country; arid and Victorian gardens with bronze sculptures by Degas and Rodin; a carnivorous plant house; outdoor gardens; and a 1900-seat outdoor amphitheater, featuring an eclectic mix of world-renowned musicians every summer. The internationally acclaimed Sculpture Park features a Permanent Collection including works by Rodin, Moore, Bourgeois and Plensa, among others. Indoor galleries host changing sculpture exhibitions with recent exhibitions by Picasso, Degas, di Suvero, Borofsky, Calder and Dine.