A new hands-on exhibit has arrived in Gainesville. Starting this Saturday, visitors to the Florida Museum of Natural History will have the chance to see what it's like for a caterpiller to morph into a butterfly. The final touches are being put on, "Amazing Butterflies," a human-sized maze. Visitors will start by entering through a caterpiller that looks like a tunnel. Then, depending on which turn they take, they can turn a wheel that makes a large butterfly begin to flap its wings or they can climb onto some larger than life leaves. Every station has a place to stamp a card to keep track of progress. According to Darcie MacMahon, the exhibit director, right now is a great in North Central Florida to see butterflies outdoors.
"When you come to the exhibit you can learn about the life cycle of butterflies and then go home and observe it."
The maze ends with a zip-line that is meant to simulate the flight of a butterfly.
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