If you haven’t had a chance to checkout our Butterfly Encounter– you need to add it to your bucket list. It is definitely a must see exhibit here at the Science Center. Hundreds of species of free-flying butterflies call the Butterfly Encounter home. How did they get there? Where does the Science Center get these tropical butterflies from? Today, we are going to show you all of what goes into getting our new butterflies ready for you to see.
Plus, we have a brand new addition to the Butterfly Encounter that we are so excited about. With a wingspan over 9 inches, the gigantic Atlas Moth is a resident of the Butterfly Encounter that you will not miss.
The Butterfly Encounter is open Tuesday-Sunday, 11AM-3PM. A separate ticket is required for entry into the Butterfly Encounter. To reserve your ticket for your next adventure to the Science Center, visit CTScienceCenter.org.
Andrew Fotta is a STEM educator at the Connecticut Science Center. He has currently holds a CT teaching certification for grades K-6, and has spent time in the classroom in nearly all grades, and taught middle school science. In addition to teaching classes for the Science Center, Andrew is also part of a team of educators currently creating new programs aligned with the new Next Generation Science Standards for grades PreK-9. Andrew is an avid photographer, who enjoys blending science and art in his work.