Monarchs and Milkweed
A Story of Survival
Monarchs and Milkweed: A Story of Survival takes you on a journey into the world of butterflies and plants, and introduces the complex relationship between monarchs and milkweed. We will explore how their very survival has been shaped over time by one another, as we travel through the seasons of a calendar year revealing how both insect and plant grow and interact, culminating in a massive migration that crosses a continent.
This exhibit explores the complex relationship between these two entities, as they each fight for survival in their own unique way, impacting one another’s development or success at every turn. The popularity of monarch butterflies is far reaching. Through this familiarity, complex topics can be made accessible and easily discoverable for visitors of all ages.
A series of freestanding furniture units create an exploratory space within the gallery, with opportunities for discovery at every turn. Built-in design flexibility means that the individual pieces work together or as separate, individual exhibit pieces that can be stationed throughout many galleries.