Spread your wings and learn what it’s like to become a butterfly!

Spring is a transformative time of the year, and at Lasdon Park and Arboretum, you can get a hands-on experience of what one vital insect goes through.

Nikita Ramos

Apr 20, 2023, 11:52 AM

Updated 367 days ago

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You're probably seeing more butterflies as it gets warmer outside, and in Westchester, you can take a Road Trip: Close to Home where YOU can spread your wings too!
Spring is a transformative time of the year, and at Lasdon Park and Arboretum, you can get a hands-on experience of what one vital insect goes through. 
"Amazing butterflies is an interactive experience where kids can go through and transform into butterflies themselves," says Jessica Schuler, of Lasdon Park and Arboretum
Walk in and weave through this interpretive maze to learn the lifecycle of a butterfly.
The goal here is to teach the young ones about the vital role these colorful insects play, and their relationship with the nature. 
"Butterflies are so important for our ecosystems mainly here for our nesting birds, so the birds need those caterpillars to have babies, so everything is interconnected," explains Schuler.
And you're going into almost every aspect of the process through this nature-based play space -from inching like a caterpillar, curling into a chrysalis, to transforming and take off! Just remember to stamp your card along the way to mark your progress.
"I hope that they will learn more fully about what it means to be a butterfly, to live like one and get some ideas of why they're so important and how they can protect them at home," says Schuler.
And that's not all! There is so much to explore at Lasdon with more than 230 acres of spring blooms.
The Amazing Butterflies Exhibit is open Thursday-Sundays until May 7. Click here to find more information on times and how to book your next visit.


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