Did you know that today, March 14, is Learn about Butterflies Day? That’s why we’re going all out with a very special edition of our biweekly wonder newsletter! First up, we’re taking a closer look at butterflies and moths, from their mouths to their wings! Click here to download and print our Butterflies and Moths Up Close handout.
Looking for a challenge? Do you think you could match a butterfly with its chrysalis? Click here to see if you can identify our five mystery chrysalises and cocoons.
Want to learn more about the monarch, buckeye, and other common butterflies? Click here to watch chief curator Doug talk all about the butterflies of the American prairie.
You can also check out our full Flutter into Fall from Home programming lineup here and experience Doug’s monarch tagging, Marjorie’s story time, and more.
In honor of Learn About Butterflies Day, we’re revisiting one of our past exhibits —Wings Transformed by Amy Perlmutter. This astounding exhibit featured photographs of monarch and morpho butterflies in ways visitors had never seen them before. Click here to check it out.
Feeling inspired by Amy Perlmutter’s patterns and artwork? Let’s make our own creation! Click here for more butterfly inspiration and directions to our butterfly patterns craft.
We’re continuing our butterfly celebration on our online store! Click here to explore our newest arrivals, including our sparkle butterfly plushie and our plush butterfly wings! Don’t forget, you can either pick up your order at the Nature Museum or have it shipped to you. Simply select your preferred option at checkout.