Jan. 30, 2023 – You are a caterpillar; now go earn your wings!

Amazing Butterflies invites you to shrink down into the undergrowth to become one of the most extraordinary creatures on earth. The exhibit runs from Saturday, Feb. 4, through Thursday, May 7. Dates, times and tickets are now available. Produced by Minotaur Mazes of Seattle, this immersive experience is based on an exhibition created for the Natural History Museum in London, featuring their scientific input and interpretation.

Westchester County Executive George Latimer says, “A child's imagination is a powerful and magical instrument, that helps boost their social, emotional, creative, physical, verbal and cognitive development — crucial skills they will take into adulthood. Tapping into their thoughts and pretending to be a caterpillar on its journey to become a butterfly through this new educational exhibit will help the children of Westchester to better understand the natural world around them.”

Embark on a challenging journey teeming with friends and foes revealing the unusual relationship between caterpillars, butterflies and their natural surroundings. Adventure through the leaves, learn how to move like caterpillar, discover an ant that reaps the reward of an unusual friendship, then transform into a butterfly and take flight! Together, families will explore this interactive experience and learn the surprising challenges butterflies face every day. Become a caterpillar and find your way through a secret, wild world. As you navigate the terrain filled with challenges around every twist and turn, take on puzzles, games and exciting interactivities. The brave can even take to the air and soar down the butterfly zip slide.

The Commissioner of the Westchester County Department of Parks, Recreation and Conservation, Kathy O’Connor said, “I am proud that Lasdon Park continues to provide the youth of Westchester with entertaining and immersive experiences that are educational as well. It’s the best of both worlds where they can have fun while learning about their environment and its inhabitants.”

You’ll discover fascinating facts about one of our planets most amazing lifecycles. But beware. The maze includes dead-ends, down which, lurks poisonous plants and predators waiting to pounce. Choose the right route, stamp your card along the way, and emerge as a beautiful butterfly.

Tickets are available now through May 7. Tickets sold online with scheduled viewing times.

Amazing Butterflies will be open as scheduled, rain or shine.

The exhibit is produced by Minotaur Mazes of Seattle and presented by Westchester County Parks and the Friends of Lasdon Park and Arboretum.

Lasdon Park, Arboretum and Veterans Memorial is a Westchester County Park on Route 35 in Somers. The GPS address is 2610 Amawalk Road, Katonah, NY 10536.

Go to Friends of Lasdon Park and Arboretum or call (914) 864-7268 for more information.

About Minotaur Mazes
Minotaur Mazes is a Seattle-based, worldwide traveling exhibitions company specializing in complete, interactive exhibition experiences within a maze setting. Mazes are engaging both mentally and physically, and a tactile experience helps visitors young and old retain ideas long after they have left the exhibit. Minotaur is committed to crafting quality, creative exhibitions that introduce ideas of sustainability and personal responsibility for the world and its people