Fresh Sheet – September 16, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   When you enter the butterfly house this week, you might notice some changes to your environment. The Tropical Butterfly House has been closed all week long for horticulture and facilities improvements. The plants are freshly pruned and some have...

You Can Be A Citizen Scientist In Our Tropical Butterfly House

PacSci Perspectives   Cit-i-zen Sci-ence: (noun) the collection and analysis of data relating to the natural world by members of the general public, typically as part of a collaborative project with professional scientists. Even though the Living Exhibits Department...

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...

Fresh Sheet – August 12, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   Puddling We ask visitors to “please watch where you step,” when they visit our Tropical Butterfly House. That’s because there are often a large number of butterflies on the damp pavement after the Horticulture staff is finished...

Fresh Sheet – July 29, 2017

PacSci Perspectives   At Pacific Science Center we think one of the most popular nectar plants in our Tropical Butterfly House is the Firebush (Hamelia patens). At first glance, Firebush flowers don’t appear to be open but don’t tell the Heliconidae...
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