Thursday, August 4, 2016

A Visit to the Butterfly House

Last month we went to Dreamscapes Watergardens in Lebanon PA.
We didn't go there to buy a pond for your backyard, but rather to check out their Butterfly House - Metamorphosis.

According to their website, "Home to hundreds of Pennsylvania Native Butterflies, Metamorphosis Butterfly House features the four stages of butterfly development(egg, caterpillar, chrysalis and butterfly) in a unique educational ecosystem.  You might just be lucky enough to see the transformation take place!"  

While we didn't see any transformations during our tour of the Butterfly House, the kids enjoyed seeing all the butterflies and trying to catch them on their feeding sticks.

The cost of the Butterfly House was $6 for adults and $3 for children.  You could also buy feeding sticks for $1 each.  I found a coupon which allowed us to get a free feeding stick with each paid admission.  If you go, I recommend getting a feeding stick.  The kids loved trying to get butterflies to land on their sticks.  This made the experience more interactive and fun.
After all the butterfly pictures, you'll see pictures of the waterscapes and kids play area.  All in all, it was a very fun afternoon and I recommend going there.

The different stages of the butterfly cycle:  egg, caterpillar and chrysalis.

I even had a butterfly land on me!

And since this was a watergarden center, there were fountains and ponds to check out as well as some landscape decorations.

A moss covered deer.

This bench was $500 and the one behind it was $1100.

Lily ponds.


There was also a large kids play area that the kids loved playing at.  We made an afternoon of our visit, even packed a lunch and ate at the picnic area while we were there.  

That green fenced in area was home to "Porkchop" the pig.

The kids thoroughly enjoyed the play area.

A large chalkboard wall to write on was fun.

The swing area was so much fun for them that they didn't want to leave.

They enjoyed this swing so much, I'm thinking of getting one for our basement.

We decided to bring some of the fun home with us so we bought a caterpillar habitat.  

 There's our little caterpillar.  

This post has enough pictures already, so I'll write about our caterpillar turned butterfly in another post.  

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