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Win tickets to see '1,000 Blue Butterflies' at the Museum of Life and Science!

Posted June 23, 2013
Updated June 28, 2013

Blue Morpho Butterfly

This contest is over! Congratulations to our winners: lehrerin,  jrwachholz, radiobrain!

In July, the Museum of Life and Science in Durham is offering an up-close look at one of the world's largest and most beautiful butterflies during a release of 1,000 Blue Morpho butterflies in its Magic Wings conservatory.

During these releases, you can explore the museum's 35-foot tall conservatory, surrounded by tropical butterflies and an exotic indoor rainforest. Visitors can chat with the museum's entomologists and talk to a horticulturist about the plants that the butterflies flit between.

These special releases are 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday through Saturday, and 3 p.m., Sunday, from July 1 to July 31. They are free with admission to the museum.

I have three family four packs to give away! The four packs are good through Sept. 30.

What do you need to do to enter to win? Do one or both of the following:

1. Follow @GoAskMom on Twitter and tweet once about the contest.

2. Answer the following question in the comments below: Speaking of bugs and plants, do you have a garden in your yard? What are you growing? Are your kids involved?

This contest ends at noon, June 28. Three winners will be picked at random from all entries. The winners' user name or Twitter name will be posted on this post by 9 p.m. June 28 and an email or message will be sent to the winners, if possible. The winner must respond by 5 p.m., July 2, or a runner-up will be selected. Good luck!


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  • wonderswhy Jul 2, 2013

    Who won? Did I miss the posting?

  • missingraham Jun 28, 2013

    My family grows collard and kale greens. My son has been helping me since he was 4 years old (he just turned 7). His favorite part is gathering and washing the greens :-)

  • Centered Jun 27, 2013

    We are growing tomatoes, peppers & cucumbers and our kids love to help water and pick!

  • kket02 Jun 27, 2013

    We are growing tomatoes, green peppers, and hot peppers. We just got our first tomato off this week, it was delicious!

  • irisgunn Jun 26, 2013

    No we have not planted a garden. My daughter is 4 and she is in preschool and they planted a garden

  • lisajill Jun 26, 2013

    We have planted a garden with tomatoes, squash and cucumbers. Our kids (ages 7 and 10) are responsible for watering the garden and picking the veggies. They also helped plant the garden in the spring. They were very proud of their first tomatoes last week!

  • tarheelmom4u Jun 25, 2013

    No I do not have a garden, but every year I say that I am going to do one and I never do.

  • KIDDZA Jun 25, 2013

    every year we grow cucumbers in our yard. This year we have one tomato, squash plants and cucumbers too> We also joined forces with the neighbor and have planted three topsy turvey tomato plants that guarantee to produce 30 lbs of veggies. We are so excited. All this rain is causing lots of growth for all the vegetables. Yay!

  • lehrerin Jun 24, 2013

    Yes, we have a garden, though it's small. We grow peppers, cukes, and tomatoes.

  • 123dnih Jun 24, 2013

    wendyjacobs38...The sympathy factor doesnt work, this isnt American Idol, u lose, try agin next season