By Lynn Blamires Content Writer for My Local Utah
It is difficult to live in Utah for long without knowing about Thanksgiving Point, but if you haven’t been there lately, you might be missing out! Their magical Butterfly Biosphere, numerous exhibits, and beautiful gardens transform each season and create an immersive experience sure to please! Founded in 1995 by the Ashton Family from funds obtained from the sale of Word Perfect, a software company, the family planned to build a community garden and farm experience. They named it Thanksgiving Point as an expression of gratitude.
The opportunities to enjoy Thanksgiving Point are endless. Let’s review some of what there is to do!
Complete your visit with an up-close and personal Butterfly Release experience. Help one of their butterflies complete its long journey to their first flight in their conservatory. In addition, you will receive a certificate trading card of your very own butterfly. Come again to collect all your favorite butterfly cards.
Enjoy a behind-the-scenes look at the lab of the Butterfly Biosphere! Visit with an entomologist to discuss invertebrates, insects, arachnids, how they care for them and more. Each tour includes your own butterfly release experience in the Butterfly Biosphere.
Your visit to the Biosphere can also include a visit to the Critter Carts. Bug handlers will have bugs on display in the afternoons at specific times for an up close look at some amazing bugs.