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Pacific Science Center’s Life Sciences Blog

Fresh Sheet – September 15, 2018

Pacific Science Center’s Tropical Butterfly House has reopened after our annual closure/renovation. Here’s a list of our newest residents.

Fresh Sheet – August 25, 2018

Our weekly list of new arrivals to our Tropical Butterfly House includes a species famous for drinking ‘tears’ of turtles.

Fresh Sheet – August 18, 2018

Do you like to observe butterflies and want to learn more about them? Butterfly watching is a fast growing hobby and our Tropical Butterfly House is a good place to start!

Fresh Sheet – August 11, 2018

This week’s list of new arrivals at our Tropical Butterfly House includes a quick butterfly anatomy lesson. Do you know where butterflies’ ears are?

Fresh Sheet – August 4, 2018

This week’s pupae shipment from Costa Rica includes Anartia fatima (Banded Peacock), a species we rarely get. We’re excited to welcome a batch this week.

Fresh Sheet – July 28, 2018

In this week’s Fresh Sheet we explain why butterflies and other pollinators may enjoy those withering blossoms on your garden plants, even if you don’t.

PacSci Podcast: Baby Naked Mole Rats Arrive

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, many of whom never heard...