Science Sunday: Butterflies vs. Moths

We decided to explore a different, more tropical part of the Science Center today- our Butterfly Encounter. The Butterfly Encounter is a fully living experience, with hundreds of plants and free-flying butterflies. This beautiful greenhouse is not only fully living, but constantly growing and extremely diverse. The newest edition to the Butterfly Encounter looks very …

Butterfly Bytes: Butterflies vs. Moths

One of the coolest parts of our Butterfly Encounter is all of the amazing diversity living in this tropical environment. Not only can you see a wide variety of plants thriving, but also of species flying around. We have hundreds of beautiful species of butterflies that call the Butterfly Encounter home, but we also have …

Butterfly Bytes: Life Span

If you have ever been in our Butterfly Encounter, you will see butterflies of all shapes, sizes and colors. You may have also noticed some butterflies with imperfect wings. You might think the butterfly is injured, but what is really happening here is that the butterfly is simply old. Many of our butterflies are so …

Science Sunday: Butterflies

You all know and love our Butterfly Encounter here at the Science Center, so today we are going to explore a little more about the butterflies that call the Science Center home. Each pair of butterfly wings are unique in color, complexity and size. Watch the full video below to see exactly what we mean …