Butterflies and Blooms at MiSci
February 18 - February 23
Where: MiSci, 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady, NY 12308
Cost: $14 ticket, you are also able to see the other exhibits. Planetarium shows cost an additional $6.
Travel: take bus #905 to State St. & Nott Terrace, then walk
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).
- 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.
Cross it off your Passport – Creativity / Educational