A Million Ways to Reproduce

PacSci Blog Fascinating article from The New York Times about some of our favorite insects, stick insects. The residents in our current exhibit, Our Plentiful Planet, are known for their camouflage: their stick-like appearance helps to keep them hidden from predators....

Eating Us in to House and Home: Stick Insects and Sustainability

PacSci Perspectives Butterflies may take center stage in our Tropical Butterfly House, but Pacific Science Center is also home to a host of other spectacular insects. Take our three species of stick insects for example; these maestros of mimicry and camouflage are...

So, Why Do Some Animals Change?

PacSci Perspectives The New York Times has published a story about new research into a subject near and dear to fans of Pacific Science Center’s Tropical Butterfly House: metamorphosis.Scientists have known about metamorphosis for a long time — caterpillars turn into...

More than one way to “see” the Tropical Butterfly House

PacSci Perspectives   The Tropical Butterfly House has been a staple of the Science Center and a guest-favorite for nearly 20 years. Guests get to experience warm, tropical climates all year long while watching hundreds of butterflies from around the world flutter...

PacSci Podcast: Baby Naked Mole Rats Arrive

PacSci Perspectives   Pacific Science Center’s most famous residents would have to be our butterflies. Millions of guests have strolled through our Tropical Butterfly House over the years. But our naked mole rats generate the most puzzled questions from our guests,...

Butterflies Can Use Your Help In Warm, Dry Weather

PacSci Perspectives   We’ve been getting quite a few calls from people in the Puget Sound area who had to rescue butterflies that flew into swimming pools. With the warm, dry weather we are experiencing, it is likely that these lovely insects came in search of...