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Beginning Thursday, March 12, 2020, through today, many planned activities and events have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are processing event cancellations as received, but this is a rapidly changing situation involving hundreds of small businesses. We ask everyone for their patience and understanding, and urge everyone to check in with businesses before visiting. Please continue to support your local community in any way that you can, whether that be takeout, gift certificates, online shopping, charitable donations, etc.

CANCELED - 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: Tuesday, Mar 31, 2020
See Below for Dates & Times
Phone: 518-382-7890

Editor's Note: March 13, 2020 5:05 PM. miSci announced they will be closed to the general public March 14 – March 31, but will still offer a select number of group visits. Please contact the museum for more information.

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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