Now showing in the
William L. McKnight-3M Omnitheater
The monarch butterfly is a true marvel of nature. Weighing less than a penny, it makes one of the longest migrations on Earth across a continent, with pinpoint navigational accuracy, to a secluded place it has never been before. Flight of the Butterflies tells the remarkable true story of the 40 year-long quest of one scientist—and a legion of citizen scientists he recruited from around North America to help him—to find the monarch's secret winter hideaway.
Discover the story of the monarch's astonishing metamorphosis and perilous journey as only the Omnitheater's 90 foot domed screen can tell it. A story of magnificent transformation and the triumph of a lifetime's work, the Washington Post calls it "…reminiscent of March of the Penguins in its ability to tug at the heartstrings." See Flight of the Butterflies and feel the flutter yourself.
Flight of the Butterflies is now showing in the Omnitheater through January 8, 2015.
Run Time: 45 minutes
Spanish language screenings offered in November
On two Saturdays in November, the Science Museum will offer Spanish-language screenings of Flight of the Butterflies: Saturday, November 1 at 2 p.m. and Saturday, November 8 at 2 p.m. Spanish language soundtracks are available via headset during all other showings on a first-come, first-served basis. On November 1 and 8, however, the 2 p.m. public show will be entirely in Spanish, no headset required.
Feel the flutter in the Butterfly House
See hundreds of real butterflies close-up, watch their natural behaviors, and even feed them as you explore their life cycles and learn how they are supported by their environment. Both delicate and astonishingly complex, live butterflies will provide an unforgettable conclusion to an amazing butterfly experience. Learn More
View the Trailer
Audio Description is available for this Omnitheater film.
Rear Projection Captioning is available for this Omnitheater film.
Headphones are available to listen to this Omnitheater film in Spanish.
Please inquire at the box office on level 5 or call (651) 221-9444.