Exhibit and Display in the Conservatory at Matthaei Botanical Gardens
Thurs., Dec. 3, 2009 through
Sun., Jan. 17, 2010
Plan your winter escape to the conservatory now! Our interactive exhibit and display takes visitors on a journey through all the reasons for the winter season. Why do we have winter here in Michigan? What does the winter solstice mean? Why is winter so wild sometimes? And what’s happening weather-wise on the other side of the world? By way of our conservatory visitors can travel to the southern hemisphere with a “passport to summer” for discovering the plants of the world; take a winter hike to look for signs of animal life outdoors; and learn how snowflakes form—even create their own snowflakes to take home. During the exhibit, the conservatory will be transformed into a winter wonderland with a variety of white flowers and a tree decorated with pressed Queen’s Anne Lace and other natural ornaments. Drop-in activities during the exhibit are included with admission to conservatory.