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Native butterflies at miSci through April 19

An exhibit of hundreds of native butterflies fluttering through an indoor butterfly house is featured through April 19 at the Museum of Innovation and Science (miSci), 15 Nott Terrace Heights, Schenectady.

Monarchs, Black Swallowtails, Buckeyes, Painted Ladies, Tiger Swallowtails, and Spicebush Swallowtails are on display as visitors witness the lifecycle of native butterflies — from eggs, caterpillars, chrysalis stages, emerging as a butterfly.

The backdrop of the exhibit recreates the butterfly’s outdoor habitat; the plants and flowers needed   for food for the butterfly are tended by Cornell Cooperative Extension master gardeners. The habitat was built by miSci vice president Chris Hunter.

miSci is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Saturday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday (closed April 5 Easter Sunday).

Admission is $9.50, adults; $8, seniors older than 65; $6.50, children ages 3 to 12. Planetarium show is an additional $5.

 

Gloria Mazure

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