Happy Fall, everyone! Let’s spend the day learning all about butterflies! Click the button below to access your printable Adventure Guide. In it, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy the virtual activities and inspire even more nature discoveries for you and your young scientist. Explore the list of activities below to get started.
We’re getting ready to send some monarch butterflies on their flight to Michoacán, Mexico where they will spend the winter. Watch as Dr. Doug tags the butterflies with special stickers and sends them on their journey. Follow along in your Adventure Guide to make your own observations!
Did you know that butterfly wings are usually symmetrical? That meant that they have the same pattern on the left and right side. You can make your own butterfly with symmetrical wings with supplies you have around your home! Learn how with local artist Katherine Lampert!
We’re so inspired by butterflies and the butterflies in our collection! Check out your Adventure Guide for a special butterfly craft featuring a fun look into our collections and click here to get started with a little help from Marjorie.
So many animals migrate during the fall, including butterflies! Marjorie’s talking more about this amazing phenomenon in today’s Story Time. Watch her read “Gotta Go! Gotta Go!” by Sam Swope. You can also check out the Story Time Graphic Organizer in your Adventure Guide and fill it out as Marjorie reads!
Monarchs aren’t the only butterflies you can spot on the Nature Museum grounds or in your local park. Allen’s taking us on a butterfly walk to explore some more common species, and offer some tips on how you can spot and identify them on your own nature walks!
We’re so excited to bring you a special First Flight Butterfly Release from the Judy Istock Butterfly Haven! Marjorie has an incredible batch of butterflies just waiting to take flight and explore their new home. You can also see how many species you spot using our Judy Istock Butterfly Haven Butterfly & Bird Species Guide.