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Butterflies & Blooms at miSci

monarch butterfly on a purple flower
the inside of the butterfly house with plants and flowers
monarch butterfly on a green branch
kids and parents looking at butterflies
kids looking at butterflies
kids looking at butterflies
kids and parents looking at butterflies
an exterior view of the butterfly house
people inside the butterfly house
a mom pointing out butterflies to her son
a mother holding her daughter while looking at butterflies
a woman with a monarch butterfly on her finger
a monarch butterfly on a white flower
a monarch butterfly on a green plant
When: Wednesday, Apr 1, 2020 until Sunday, Apr 5, 2020
See Below for Dates & Times
Phone: 518-382-7890

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.

Watch butterflies at every stage of life – from egg to the Chrysalis chamber to adulthood. Learn about different species of butterflies from the area, including: Monarchs, Black Swallowtails, Buckeyes, Painted Ladies, Common Buckeyes, Red Admirals, and Spicebush Swallowtails. 

Discover what butterflies eat, and how scientists use butterflies as examples for new technology, all inside a re-creation of the butterflies’ natural, outdoor habitat with plants and flowers the butterflies require for food – all tended by masterful volunteer gardeners.

The butterfly house at miSci is open from February 15 through April 19, 2020 and is free with a General Admission ticket (miSci members are also free).

miSci Hours:

  • Tuesday - Saturday, 10AM - 5PM 
  • Sunday, 12 - 5PM
  • Closed Easter Sunday

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.


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