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Butterflies Up-Close

  

Exhibition Dates:

Open from 30 Apr 2016
 

Location:

Hall D, Science Centre

 

Typical time required:

45 - 60 minutes
 

Target Audience:

3 years old and above


Admission Charges apply (in addition to  Science Centre admission rates).

 

Butterflies Up-Close invites you to experience the fascinating transformation of a butterfly from an egg to a beautiful winged adult. With only around 1 in 20 eggs making it to adulthood, the butterfly is met with numerous dangers and threats during each stage of its life cycle. You will get to gain a deeper insight on how the butterfly behaves, interacts with the surroundings, and survives each stage of its life cycle to reach adulthood.

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Celebrate with our stars, the Red Lacewing Butterflies this festive season!

Highlights

Caterpillar Race

Legs first, head first, or abdomen first? Get to ‘race’ with your friend or family in this interactive game as you find out more on how the soft-bodied and flexible caterpillar moves! 

 
 

Magnified Butterfly

In the adult stage, what are the roles of a butterfly’s spiky leg and scaly wings? Located within our research pod, get to observe and get a truly up-close view of real butterflies under a microscope!

Tilt-tilating Butterfly

Try out for yourself and see how a butterfly ‘shimmers’ as you alter the angle of light that is shining on it. Some butterflies express a phenomenon called iridescence. How can this help in its survival out in the wild?

 

 

Live Butterfly Enclosure

Step into Singapore’s first and only indoor butterfly enclosure, where both humidity and temperature are carefully regulated to ensure that both plants and butterflies, sharing a close-knitted relationship, do well. Over here, you will get to come face-to-face with hundreds of butterflies of at least 16 species from Singapore and around the region. Marvel at the majestic Rice Paper butterfly as it flutter fashionably past you, witness the butterflies sipping their meals, and observe at close range and try to tell the various birdwing butterflies apart from each other.

Hands-on Activity

Origami

Click on the image for instructions to make a butterfly origami.
Share your butterfly origami on Instagram and tag us at #ButterfliesUpClose

 

 

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