• Carnegie Science Center will close at 4 pm on Thursday, August 28.

Monarch Butterfly Day

Cost: Free with Admission
Date: Mar 16, 2013

Help us celebrate the opening of Flight of the Butterflies! Did you know that Monarch butterflies travel the longest known distance insect migration on Earth – and it's been occurring for thousands of years?

Discover why Monarch butterflies have a remarkable ability to navigate, orient, and migrate through hands-on activities and science demos. Explore the life cycle of a Monarch – from caterpillar to chrysalis to butterfly! Find out about the milkweed plant, which is poisonous to most animals except Monarchs. Plus, learn what it means to be citizen scientists!

All activities are free with general admission!

Learn about the life cycle of Monarchs and make your own flipbook!
11 am – 5 pm | Omnimax Lobby

Make a butterfly snack bag!
11 am, 1 pm, and 3 pm | Kitchen Theater

Enjoy hands-on activities and story time. We're reading "Monarch Come Play With Me!"
11:30 am, 1:30 pm, and 3:30 pm | Fourth Floor

Add on...
Flight of the Butterflies to see caterpillars and Monarchs on Pittsburgh's biggest screen at the Rangos Omnimax Theater! Experience the story of a determined scientist, Dr. Fred Urquhart, who spent 40 years trying to discover exactly where the butterflies mysteriously ended up when they flew south for winter.

Showing at 12:15 pm, 2:15 pm, and 4:15 pm.
Members: $7 adult / $5 child
Non-members: $8 adult/ $6 child

Mar 16, 201311:00 am - 5:00 pm


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