Welcome Back to Butterflies Up-Close

The safety and wellbeing of all our guests and staff in the Science Centre Singapore remain our top priority. We have put in place stricter social distancing measures in Butterflies Up-Close, all members and guests are reminded to wear a mask at all times. Let’s do our part to stay safe. We appreciate your understanding and patience on this matter.

Go on an immersive journey through the stages of butterfly metamorphosis.

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 into how the butterfly behaves, interacts with its surroundings, and survives each stage of its life cycle to reach adulthood.

Butterfly Up-Close Guided Tours (Not Available)

In line with Science Centre Singapore's enhanced safety preventive measures, Guided Tours in Butterflies Up-Close will be temporarily unavailable. For more information on the new visiting guidelines, refer here.


Live Butterfly Enclosure

Step into Singapore’s first and only indoor butterfly enclosure, where humidity and temperature are carefully regulated to ensure that plants and butterflies thrive. Encounter up-close, beautiful butterflies* from Singapore and around the region!

*The number of butterflies and species vary depending on the season.

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Tilt-tilting Butterfly

Some butterflies express a phenomenon called iridescence. This helps them survive in the wild. See how the butterfly ‘shimmers’ in this Tilt-tilting exhibit as you alter the angle of light shining on it! 



Learn how to make an origami butterfly from this video or download the instruction sheet.



Post your origami butterfly on Instagram and hashtag us with #ButterfliesUpClose