Fairy Tales at Botanica
One Memorial Day tradition in my hometown is the annual reopening of the butterfly house at our city's botanical gardens. This is where the girls and I spent this past Monday. And while the butterflies and flowers are wonderful, and while we watched a very cool performance by a husband and wife team called Bugs & Balloons, what I really want to share with you is the new "Once Upon a Time" interactive fairy tale exhibit!
Because I love fairy tales. Duh.
When you approach each attraction, you see a storybook (see above). There's a big button, and when you push it, you hear a voice tell the story. As the story is told, most of the attractions do something: the Three Little Pigs' houses shake, the beanstalk grows, etc. The exhibit isn't huge, but it's so whimsical and sweet and sooooooo up my alley.
On Saturdays, there are supposed to be crafts and puppet shows and the like, which makes me think that I should not have let my membership lapse. I definitely want to visit again some weekend before it closes on July 7! And the exhibit is a traveling exhibit, which means keep an eye out! Maybe it will come to a park or children's museum or another place near you.
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