Watch Us Grow: Monarch Butterflies

Event occured on Tue, May 21 2013, All Day
Repeats every day until Sunday, September 01, 2013

Visitors to the Kohl Children’s Museum will experience watching live monarch butterflies grow from eggs to fully developed adults this summer. The live insect exhibit will show visitors the life cycle of the monarch butterfly, the Illinois state insect. Chicago’s youngest museum-goers will be able to view four stages of butterfly development; eggs, caterpillars, pupas, and adult butterflies; explore how animals change and adapt through the metamorphosis process; and determine whether a butterfly is male or female by examining its wing shape and pattern.The monarchs will be exhibited in a specially designed habitat for chrysalises and butterflies where they will be free to explore, while providing visitors with an unforgettable learning experience.


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