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Flight of the Butterflies


Field Trips & Educators

FIELD TRIP PACKAGE: OCTOBER 3 - DECEMBER 19, 2014Flight of the Butterflies

See the film, feel the flutter. Immerse your students in the true story of a scientist's 40-year journey to solve the mystery of the monarch butterflies' overwintering site in the remote mountains of Mexico. The Flight of the Butterflies film takes you along on the monarchs' awe-inspiring, cross-continental journey. Students will learn about this tiny marvel of nature that weighs less than a penny, yet makes one of the longest migrations on earth.

Meet the stars of the movie at our live Butterfly House. Get up close and personal with local and tropical butterflies. Students can feed the butterflies and watch them emerge from chrysalises.

Flight of the Butterflies
package includes:

  • Flight of the Butterflies Omnitheater film
  • Admission to our live Butterfly House
  • Educator Guides that include pre- and post-visit activities that connect your field trip with your class curriculum
  • Admission to all exhibits and galleries


Educator Resources

Flight of the Butterflies Educator Guide (79 pages; PDF | 1.2 MB)
Includes key concepts and activities to help connect the Omnitheater film to your science curriculum.