Fresh Sheet – December 30, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   Should Auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? Nineteen years ago on December 26, our Tropical Butterfly House opened. We have grown and changed a lot since then but we still feature some species that would have been familiar from...

Fresh Sheet – September 30, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   We feature many brightly colored butterflies and a few with brown and red markings like dead leaves. Siproeta stelenes (Malachite) is somewhat unusual in blending in with fresh green foliage, and for that reason it tends to get overlooked. But...

Nemo’s Birthday Greetings

PacSci Perspectives   Our naked mole rat colony has many fans. Most of them love the whole colony equally but a few have favorite individuals. Recently, one correspondent sent a charming birthday note to Nemo, a mole rat that she has observed over time via our webcam....

Stick Insect Environmental Alert

  Do you have a pet stick insect, or a colony of them that you have been caring for? Even if you have just one bug, you could end up with more of them than you know what to do with. These insects reproduce by parthenogenesis, which means the female can self-fertilize...

Miracle Berries Explained

PacSci Perspectives   After the HiHo story on Miracle Berries, Pacific Science Center has been flooded with all kinds of questions about these flavor altering little fruit. https://www.facebook.com/HiHoKids/videos/1950008198548486/   Is it really as amazing as the...
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