Caterpillar, Caterpillar, Where Are You?

Did you accidentally miss our 3rd annual caterpillar adoption? No need to fret, we have five of our caterpillar friends in our lobby for viewing right now! Aren’t familiar with the life cycle of a caterpillar? Well, you’ve come to the right place to learn!


Our caterpillars started out teeny tiny, at a quarter of an inch, and ate their way to a whopping one inch! After a few days of eat, rest, repeat—they formed their chrysalis and fastened themselves to the top of their containers. A few of our awesome museum staff members safely transferred the chrysalis to the top of a butterfly habitat where they’ll remain for 7-10 days.


Although we can’t see anything from outside the chrysalis, there are BIG changes going on inside! Their old caterpillar body parts are being replaced by new butterfly parts and soon we’ll have beautiful Painted Lady Face butterflies!

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Interested in seeing their final transformation from chrysalis to butterfly? Stay tuned and watch this space, we’ll be updating soon!


A huge thanks to Chase ‘N Butterflies for providing us with live caterpillars again!
For more information on Chase ‘N Butterflies, visit their website at:

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