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Fresh Sheet – January 20, 2018

This week the Tropical Butterfly House pupae shipment from Costa Rica includes four species of butterflies that are popularly called “owls.”

Fresh Sheet – January 13, 2018

In this week’s pupae shipment from Suriname we are featuring the graceful Dryas iulia (Julia Longwing). A Neotropical species, Dryas iulia butterflies are now found breeding in the wild in parts of Thailand and Malaysia. The cause of the species invasion has been...

Fresh Sheet – January 6, 2018

The first pupae shipment of 2018 comes to us all the way from Malaysia. We’re starting off the year with a bunch of fan favorites, the Atlas Moths (Attacus atlas).

Fresh Sheet – December 30, 2017

Should Auld acquaintance be forgot, And never brought to mind? An appropriate question for this week’s list of species emerging in our Tropical Butterfly House.

Fresh Sheet – December 23, 2017

Our pupae this week arrived from Costa Rica and butterflies will probably start emerging just in time for Christmas. Remember, Pacific Science Center closes at 3 p.m. on Christmas Eve and we're closed all day on Christmas. So if you want to see these beauties, stop by...

Fresh Sheet – December 16, 2017

Our pupae shipment this week comes from Suriname. Stop by our Tropical Butterfly House, get warmed up, and meet Seattle’s most fascinating new residents.

Fresh Sheet – December 9, 2017

In this week’s pupae shipment from Malaysia, we have three different species of lacewing butterflies represented: Cethosia biblis (Red Lacewing), Cethosia hypsea (Malay Lacewing) and Cethosia cyane (Leopard Lacewing).

Fresh Sheet – November 18, 2017

This week’s pupae shipment includes some butterfly species that will help explain the science portrayed in the new documentary, Amazon Adventure 3D now showing at Pacific Science Center.