In Awe Of The Awapuhi

PacSci Perspectives A plant with a very unusual flower is currently blooming in our Tropical Butterfly house. Though it does not provide nectar to butterflies, the flower has a curious evolutionary history and a long tradition of human use. If you go hiking in Hawaii,...

New Exhibit Opens In Our Reception Area

PacSci Perspectives A very small exhibit opened in Pacific Science Center’s reception area recently. The exhibit is titled “Coevolution.” It is common practice for businesses to have plants in their reception areas to create a pleasant, welcoming...

The Subject Is Roses

PacSci Perspectives In Pacific Science Center’s Civilized Seeds exhibit, our hybrid rose plant has just begun to bloom! The flowers are late this year due to an unexpected transplant earlier in the year. Here is a reprint of last year’s Life Sciences blog...

The Pollinator Garden At Pacific Science Center

PacSci Perspectives It’s National Pollinator Week, a time to celebrate the pollinators in our lives.¬†Pacific Science Center has been showcasing one specific group of pollinators since 1998, when our Tropical Butterfly House opened and began providing up-close...

Farewell To The Angel’s Trumpet Trees

PacSci Perspectives For many years there have been two Angel’s Trumpet trees in our Tropical Butterfly House (Brugmansia √ó candida). These trees are in the center bed, and have large, pale orange, trumpet-shaped flowers. We have recently decided to remove these...
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