Butterfly Season at Kidspace

Thu Mar 9, 2023 - Sun May 14, 2023
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Repeating every week — Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays through May 14, 2023.
Various times
Age: 2 and up
Price: General admission applies, (caterpillar adoption is $5.50)
Kidspace Children's Museum

The Western monarch butterflies are returning to Southern California, and that’s cause for celebration at Kidspace!

Butterfly Season highlights include the pollinator takeover in Nature Exchange, bug safaris around the Kidspace campus, create-a-caterpillar art projects, butterfly-themed fantasy dress-up and play, and "flower showers" to help flowers grow.

A new feature this year is an interactive art installation in the courtyard that pays tribute to the Monarch butterfly’s cultural and ecological ties to Mexico. 

In addition, caterpillar adoptions are back!

For $6, kids receive a caterpillar, its food, and care guide, as well as the adoption certificate to name the caterpillar.  Over the following couple of weeks, kids observe as their caterpillar goes through the stages of metamorphosis, ultimately emerging as a beautiful Painted Lady Butterfly.  Caterpillar adoptions are available onsite through the Kidspace store or online. All caterpillars must be picked up in person at the museum. (Caterpillars available while supplies last).


** Activity dates/times are subject to change. Please click through to the activity website to verify.
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