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Butterfly Exhibit highlights MiSci vacation offerings

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MiSci, the Museum of Innovation and Science in Schenectady, has just opened a new exhibit guaranteed to delight adults and kids during Winter Break and beyond. If you are looking for a delightful escape from the dreary snow and cold, this is for you.

Discover hundreds of brilliantly colored native butterflies at miSci’s new indoor butterfly house. Discover Monarchs, Black Swallowtails, Painted Ladies, Tiger Swallowtails and Spicebush Swallowtails flying about (and possibly landing on you!) as miSci re-creates their habitat – the edge of an open field with flowers and trees. Be sure to stop at the chrysalis chamber to see the butterflies as they emerge. Learn about the exciting life cycles of the butterflies, and learn how to create butterfly-friendly environments outside your own home.

Butterflies are just one exhibit to delight young and old. Notion of Motion explores hands-on fun and is on loan from the Exploratorium in San Francisco. Pocket Tech encourages young scientists to explore the technology of personal electronic devices with interactive models of “software” and “hardware” functions. They will discover how pocket-sized computers input, store, display, and communicate information to connect us to the world. The Pocket Tech suite of demonstration programs was developed by The Franklin Institute and the Center for Nanoscale Science at Penn State University, in partnership with AT&T and funding from the National Science Foundation.

Other demonstrations and shows include Electricity, Penny/Cup game, and the fascinating Planetarium shows. Check times and details at the MiSci website.

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