Science is more than just a class you had to take in high school; it's also what the people who taught those classes do in their free time. Enrich yourself with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $16 for general admission for two (up to a $32 value)
- $32 for general admission for four (up to a $64 value)
A walking path in the atrium takes visitors through a world filled with lush tropical plants and trees—and hundreds of butterflies. The museum hosts various other live species, including reptiles and insects, plus a butterfly nursery.
World of Wings recommends that all visitors bring socks, as two attractions (Bounce House and Child-Play Area) require participants to remove shoes and only wear socks. Beginning March of 2014, the museum's second floor will be closed Tuesday-Friday.
World of Wings
World of Wings strives to teach children the value of life and introduce them to the wonders of the natural world through its butterfly atrium and museum. Paths wind through an oasis of waterfalls, tropical plants, chirping birds, and nectar flowers, which provide food for the hundreds of Lepidoptera fluttering inside the glass enclosure. Knowledgeable staffers are on-hand to explain to visitors why butterflies exhibit certain behaviors, such as puddling (butterflies drink from muddy puddles when they need minerals and there's no bottle of S.Pellegrino around).
In the museum, guests can visit with amphibians and reptiles, observe the process of preserving delicate insects, and peek in the butterfly nursery. Staffers move winged beauties from the nursery into the atrium once a day, letting new butterflies experience their first flight in full view of visitors.
For fun with slightly less science, kids can scale a climbing wall, go nuts in a bounce room, visit the ocean-like bubble room, and have their eyes tricked in the illusion room.