Fresh Sheet – June 8, 2019

PacSci Blog   One of the best-known insects in the world, Danaus plexippus (The Monarch) is most famous for its amazing Western Hemisphere migration. But did you know that Monarchs have an almost worldwide geographic range?Although native from Canada to Northern South...

Fresh Sheet – June 1, 2019

PacSci Blog     This week’s pupae shipment from Suriname contains two chrysalises that remind us of gold earrings, Mechanitis polymnia (Polymnia Tigerwing) and Tithorea harmonia (Harmonia Tigerwing). Even though the word “chrysalis” comes from the...

Fresh Sheet – May 4, 2019

PacSci Blog   This week’s pupae shipment from Suriname arrived before we received the shipping list from the vendor. That meant that the Animal Caretakers had to figure out what the different species were from each pupae’s appearance in order to pin them...

Fresh Sheet – April 27, 2019

PacSci Blog   In this week’s pupae shipment from Malaysia we have a small number of the big Troides helena (Common Birdwing), a remarkable member of the Swallowtail family (Papilionidae). At one time, Birdwing butterflies were collected to near-extinction. But...

A Drawing Room

PacSci Perspectives Pacific Science Center is known as a place that sparks curiosity – where guests can discover new and interesting things. It’s filled with interactive activities designed to engage the public in lively participation and look at things from a...
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