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