November 17, 2016 – June 30, 2017
Get eye to eye with a butterfly in the Butterflies & Blooms exhibit gallery. See a dazzling array of more than 20 species of colorful and familiar North American butterflies including monarchs, Western swallowtails, painted ladies, and more. On some occasions, giant moths, like the impressive cecropia moth, will make an appearance as well.
The Butterfly Bungalow at the entrance of the gallery lets you observe the transformation from caterpillar to butterfly. At the Bungalow, see the chrysalises, hardened exoskeletons formed by the caterpillars. You might be lucky enough to catch the moment when one of these transformed and winged beauties emerges.
This process of metamorphosis is just one of the amazing facts visitors can learn more about in the exhibit. Butterflies, for example, taste with their feet, using special receptors to determine whether a particular flower is a good stop for a drink of nectar or a good place to lay their eggs.
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