For a small child, there are few things more magical than rainbows... and one would be: butterflies! Escape cabin fever, and discover hundreds of brilliantly colored native butterflies at miSci.
Loaded with discovery, miSci's temporary resident butterfly house allows children to observe butterflies, marvel at the way they eat and squeal with delight as these winged beauties take flight just inches from their wondering faces. It's the perfect way to combine learning with excitement!
See if you can spot all of these fascinating varieties flying about (and possibly landing on you!):
- Black Swallowtails
- Painted Ladies
- Tiger Swallowtails
- Spicebush Swallowtails
Be sure to stop at the chrysalis learning center to see the butterflies as they emerge. Learn about the exciting life cycles of the butterflies, and discover how to create butterfly-friendly environments in your back yard, too.
The butterfly house at MiSci is open from February 14th through April 19th, 2015 and free with admission (miSci members are also free). After paying museum admission, start your learning adventure at the greenhouse just inside the entrance, where you'll find the butterflies in their recreated habitat, plus museum guides to answer all of your butterfly-related questions.
Insider tip: Because butterflies need a warm, humid environment to regulate body temperature, you can expect the butterfly house to be very warm in contrast with the cool museum, so dress in layers.