‘Amazing Pollinators’ lets kids win at nature

Pollination in nature is about more than just bees. Birds, butterflies and even the wind can pollinate flowers to help nature flourish. 

Kids can practice being all of those and more at the newest hands-on exhibit at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum — Amazing Pollinators

With a maze that’s best suited for elementary-aged students, kids can hunt down different kinds of flowers and try their hands at being pollinators. They will see how bugs see flowers, become butterflies, bees, birds or bats to learn how each impacts the world around them. 

The maze and information is a good companion to the nature museum’s popular Butterfly Haven, where families can see more than 1,000 live butterflies and birds flitting about in contained nature. 

Outside of the maze, the fun doesn’t stop. With games for younger fans of nature, kids can learn about the balance of plants by playing a special game of Jenga, they can play bean bag toss to help a hummingbird reach a flower and even try their hands at “Beetle-ship” to help plants and crops pollinated by beetles. 

Created by the Florida Museum of Nature History in partnership with Geoffrey M. Curley + Associates and Minotaur Mazes, Amazing Pollinators is on display at Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum until Jan. 12, 2020. 

If you go

Amazing Pollinators

Second floor, Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum

Museum admission: $9 adults‌, $7 students and seniors (60+)‌, $6 for children ages 3-12‌, Free under 3

9 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday-Sunday through Jan. 12, 2020

Find more information at naturemuseum.org.

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