Museum Excursions

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Of all of the museums I've been fortunate enough to visit in my life, the Houston Museum of Natural Science is by far my favorite. Although I've been to HMNS dozens of times in my life, and three times in this summer alone, I was eager to spend my birthday weekend there. My mother offered to take me, and we headed into the city center on Saturday afternoon.

Usually my trips to this museum involves one of the great visiting exhibitions, this time there weren't any that particularly interested me, so we decided on seeing an IMAX and having a walk through the Butterfly Center. The IMAX was particularly interesting. It followed the story of China's national effort to save the panda population and return them to the wild. Honestly, any movie which involves several minutes of footage of baby pandas would get a good review from me, but the filmmakers really did a good job portraying the story.

After the IMAX, we headed to the Butterfly Center. To my delight, a butterfly landed on my leg almost as soon as we entered. It then refused to budge as we took dozens of picture, walked around the center, and settled on a bench. After about ten minutes, it flew away and I got up to take pictures of other butterflies. Not long after my butterfly flew away, another one landed on my mother's sweater and settled in for about fifteen minutes, posing for several pictures.

Needless to say, by the end of the trip we were both pretty proud of our butterfly attracting abilities and left the museum quite satisfied.

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  1. Sounds like a great IMAX film! I might have to check it out. The Butterfly Center looks beautiful!

    1. It was an incredible story! Do let me know if you get a chance to see it.


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