ourney into the amazing world of butterflies at SciWorks with three special programs during August and September.
“Our butterfly programs are examples of ‘citizen science,’ in which the science experiment is actually being conducted by SciWorks visitors,” says Paul Kortenaar, executive director. “The vivarium will help visitors learn about the ideal environment for butterflies. The adopted and released butterflies are being tracked, which will reveal the life cycle, mating and migration patterns of these creatures in a most engaging way."
“By participating in an up close, interactive experience, our visitors are not only learning science — they are doing science!”
Butterfly Vivarium — August 17 - September 2
View butterflies up close in the temporary Butterfly Vivarium. This enclosed space located in the Environmental Park will have a variety of butterfly species and plants, such as milkweed, provided by All-a-Flutter Butterfly Farm.
Learn about the migration of the Monarch by adopting your own Monarch butterfly to release on September 22. Your butterfly will be tagged with a unique number, and if it’s recovered along its migration route, you’ll receive details about its journey. You will also receive an adoption certificate and “I Adopted a Butterfly at SciWorks” magnet — a wonderful way to commemorate a birthday, anniversary or honor a loved one.
Call (336) 714-7109 or click here for an Adopt-a-Butterfly Reservation Form.
Fax forms to (336) 661-1777 or mail to SciWorks at 400 West Hanes Mill Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27105.
Butterfly Release — September 22
From 1:30-2:30 p.m., join SciWorks for the final special butterfly event when 100 Monarch butterflies are released to migrate to Mexico. There will be a short program about the Monarch life cycle and migration, and then those who adopted butterflies will receive their personal Monarch for the mass release.