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Live Butterflies

Butterflies + Plants: Partners in Evolution

Learn about ways in which butterflies and other animals have evolved, adapted, and diversified together with their plant partners over tens of millions of years. The activities in this guide explore the processes and patterns of evolution as illustrated in the exhibit itself.

The guide is written for 8th grade reading level but can be used by younger children in the company of an adult. A list of Web resources on butterflies, geologic time and evolution is included. The guide is formatted for color printers using 8 x 14 inch paper.

PDF icon    Exhibition Guide [pdf file] *

 

PDF icon    Butterfly Species Finder - PDF * or
 
          Butterfly Species Finder - HTML
 

* Don't have a PDF reader? Download Adobe Acrobat Reader.

 

Ticket Sales

Tickets are required for the Butterfly Pavilion.

Please note: Online purchasing of tickets is currently not available. Tickets can still be purchased in person at the Museum on a first-come, first-served basis.

Tickets are timed-entry at 15-minute intervals, 40 tickets per interval.

Price per ticket:
Adults $6
Seniors $5.50 (60+)
Children $5 (2 to 12)
Members $5 (available by phone or at box office)
Groups $4.50 (10 or more, advance purchase by phone; 1 free ticket for every 20).
Groups $5 (10 or more, no advance reservations; no free tickets).
 
Tickets are timed-entry at 15-minute intervals, 40 tickets per interval. There must be one adult for every 10 children or students.
 
Tuesdays - no charge - but FREE TIMED-ENTRY TICKETS ARE REQUIRED and are available at the Butterfly Pavilion Box Office each Tuesday beginning at 10:00 am.
 
Pavilion capacity is limited; it is advisable to come early to secure tickets.

Butterfly exhibit illustration

Hours of Operation:

Butterfly Pavilion Hours

Regular Hours
  First Entry: 10:15am
  Final Entry: 5:00pm*

July Extended Hours
July 3 to July 8
Details:
  First Entry: 10:15am
  Final Entry: 6:00pm*
  Exhibit Close: 6:30pm*
  Museum Close: 7:30pm*

* Exceptions: Evenings when the Museum closes early for special events. The Museum is closed on December 25.
 
See Museum Closing Times for additional information, including early closing for special events.

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Museum Regular Hours
  10:00 am-5:30 pm*

Museum July Extended Hours
July 3 to July 8
Details:
  10:00 am-7:30 pm*

* Exceptions: Evenings when the Museum closes early for special events. The Museum is closed on December 25.
  
See Museum Closing Times for additional information, including early closing for special events.

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