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Discover Butterflies at miSci

  • a graphic with the butterfly exhibit dates
  • monarch butterfly on a purple flower
  • 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
  • the inside of the butterfly house with plants and flowers
When: Today until Wednesday, Mar 21, 2018 - 9:00 AM
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, what butterflies eat, and how scientists use butterflies as examples for new technology.

The butterfly house at miSci is open from February 17 through April 22, 2018 and free with admission (miSci members are also free).

miSci Hours:

  • Monday - Saturday, 9AM - 5PM 
  • Sunday, 12 - 5PM

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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