As soon as we walked in and bought our tickets, we randomly ran into our friends, Sara & Jay, who were just heading out with their 2 kids. It was a nice surprise though to see them and catch up for a few minutes. Our first stop was to find the bunnies for Lucy and walk through the majority of the exhibits before ending with the butterfly exhibit when they did one of their butterfly releases.
Lucy doesn't even have to be told any more, she automatically sat down here for a picture....she knows me so well!
Lucy was acting like a butterfly the entire day and was running around flapping her wings so this photo opp was perfect
Looking at a couple of the bunnies (these things were HUGE)
Excited to pet one
Checking out the baby chicks
Making a bunny craft
After the bunnies, we started in the desert exhibit and Todd was showing Lucy a cactus
Walking across a bridge in the rainforest
Beautiful Chihuly on the ceiling in the Himalayan exhibit
The flowers were beautiful and perfect for some spring pictures
Another Chihuly piece in the butterfly exhibit
Watching them release some of the butterflies
It was really neat just watching the butterflies fly around; they were beautiful (especially the blue ones that I wasn't ever able to get a photo of) and weren't afraid to land anywhere
Our view from a balcony up above during the butterfly release (there were quite a few people in the exhibit at this time)
We probably spent about 2-2.5 hours walking around the conservatory and Lucy loved exploring all the nooks & crannies. It seemed like the perfect activity for Easter weekend too!