Wednesday, November 16, 2011
Day at the Museum
Larry and I visited the Milwaukee Public Museum recently, and what a magnificent museum it was! After hours of touring its many floors, we attempted to name our favorite exhibits as we sat down finally for lunch. While everything was grand, I was fondest of the broad leaf forest exhibit with its audio recordings of bird song and squirrel chatter and Wisconsin landscape dioramas filled with wildflowers. I could have stayed there all day. Another favorite area was the solarium filled with butterflies. The delicate, lovely beings of every color, size and design flitted merrily around us, occasionally landing on an eager hand. We saw more than one butterfly draw nectar out of a flower, using its tiny, precise proboscis. My third favorite experience at the museum was the IMAX presentation about Cleopatra. There I learned new information about the powerful, multilingual and well-educated female Egyptian leader of so long ago. There was so much to experience at the Milwaukee Public Museum. Being there reminded me that the world is to be explored and enjoyed with wonderment and awe.