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All About Butterflies

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Learn more about the special life cycle of the butterfly and the adaptations which make butterflies and moths so unique.

This fun, interactive presentation introduces the remarkable cycle of metamorphosis and shows how butterflies differ from moths and from other winged insects, through engaging demonstrations using student volunteers.

Discover the different needs of caterpillars and adult butterflies, what happens in the pupal stage, as well as how butterflies and moths depend on plants (and vice versa!)

Get up-close and personal with the butterfly, including live specimens in various stages of the butterfly’s life cycle, and experience its incredible transformation!


Download TEKS-based curriculum below.

These documents include specific TEKS correlations, activities to prepare your class for the outreach presentation, vocabulary covered in the presentation, and activities to reinforce what students have learned.


Pair with other programs in an Outreach Package!
  • Add on a Wildlife On Wheels program and a presentation of Docents To Go: Oceans to create an Animal Adaptations package! Take a tour around Texas by focusing on Texas wildlife, Native Americans, renewable energy, and the stars over the Lone Star State in the Traversing Texas package! Or, focus on forensics with the Crime Scene Exploration package by adding a ConocoPhillips Science On Stage Cool Chemistry presentation!
HMNS at Hermann Park

5555 Hermann Park Dr.
Houston,Texas 77030
(713) 639-4629


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HMNS at Sugar Land

13016 University Blvd.
Sugar Land, Texas 77479
(281) 313-2277


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George Observatory

21901 FM 762 Rd.
Needville, Texas 77461
(281) 242-3055

Hours
Tuesday - Saturday By Reservation
Saturdays 3:00PM - 10:00PM
Saturdays (DST) 3:00PM - 11:00PM
DST = Daylight Savings Time.
Please call for holiday hours. Entry to Brazos Bend State Park ends at 9:30 p.m. daily
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