Another convenient thing to do with toddlers near our hotel is the butterfly sanctuary which is still inside Camp John Hay. It’s nothing fancy and it’s small and simple, but we had fun because it was DiploBaby’s first time to be up close and personal with butterflies. It was super interesting for him to see how they transformed from caterpillars to butterflies. This may not be so interesting for older kids who might be too cool for it.
Rates may have change but at that time it was 70/person & 2yrs old below is free.
It’s important NOT TO TOUCH THE BUTTERFLIES because they are very fragile. I think this means if they land on you, it’s okay but don’t pet or pluck them off because their wings will tear.
Easy to understand displays on how the butterfly transforms.
Just the look in DiploBaby’s face is priceless! This is really the perfect activity for toddlers.
He was afraid but also at the same time he was trying to coax the butterfly to land on him LOL!
I showed him the butterfly that landed on me. Look at his face.
From me to TD. This butterfly is quite brave actually!
It’s so funny. DiploBaby was hanging on to TD for dear life. He’s so interested… wants the butterfly to land on him but is also super scared hahaha! Grabe ang kapit!
Here the caterpillar is getting ready to transform into a chrysalis.
Protected in these screened boxes are the chrysalises.
There were so many butterflies flying around us. It was such a beautiful experience for our family.
The lady who was overseeing the sanctuary could see how much DiploBaby wanted to feel the butterflies on his hands and she actually gently caught 3 and put them on the back of his hand. It was such a thrilling moment for him. One he will never forget! He said it tickled so much!
This isn’t anything fancy or complicated, but we are happy with simple things like butterflies flying around us & landing on us.
I’m so happy that DiploBaby also got to see in real life how the caterpillars turn into butterflies and didn’t just learn it from a book. That’s why we travel, so he learns through experiencing it through his own senses. This is definitely one core memory for our memory banks!
If you love butterflies or have toddlers and are in the Camp John Hay area, I definitely recommend this experience.
UP NEXT: We took DiploBaby riding a Go Kart for the first time in Camp John Hay then having hot chocolate at Choco-late de Batirol for merienda (afternoon snack)
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BUTTERFLY SANCTUARY AT CAMP JOHN HAY
Sheridan Dr, Camp John Hay, Baguio, Benguet, Philippines
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