Friday, March 29, 2013

Flying High, Flying Far

PITTSBURGH -- Even if I weren't so desperate to see signs of Spring, I would have still gone to see the Flight of the Butterflies, an Omnimax film at the Carnegie Science Center. It's about the discovery of the winter home of monarch butterflies. Their annual round-trip spans from Canada to Mexico and takes three generations of butterflies. How do they find their way to a place thousands of miles away that they've never seen before when I sometimes can't find my car in a parking garage?

http://www.carnegiesciencecenter.org/omnimax/flight-of-the-butterflies/

The Science Center (loaded with kids and grandparents this afternoon) also has an exhibit of butterflies that aren't flying anywhere but look great behind glass: