Monarch butterfly party at the Louisville Science Center? Yes, please! [Family & Parenting]

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Monarch butterfly party at the Louisville Science Center? Yes, please!

 There is an old Native American legend that says if you have a secret wish, capture a butterfly, whisper your wish to it and it will keep your secret safe.

I don’t know if that is true or not but what I do know is that there is just something beautiful, something graceful, something almost otherworldly about the butterfly.

If you and your little ones also find the butterfly to be quite the intriguing creature, you won’t want to miss the Bugs and Butterflies Flutterby Party this Sunday, November 4, at The Louisville Science Center, from 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Hosted by The Louisville Science Center and 102.3 the MAX, there will be activities such as:

  • Butterflies in Flight – Investigate the thermodynamics behind the flight of the butterfly by building your own butterfly glider.
  • Butterfly Garden – Use seeds to grow your own butterfly garden, investigate how caterpillars help adult Monarch butterflies and find out how environmental and climate changes affect both butterflies and bugs.
  • It’s not me! – Test your butterfly identification skills and participate in a scavenger hunt.
  • Amazing Monarchs – Look at live specimens and and learn more about the metamorphosis of the butterfly.

Entomologist Susan Reigler will be available to chat and answer questions at 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. in the Tech Forum.

The IMAX film, Flight of the Butterflies, will be showing at 3:00 p.m.

Have a set of antenna or wings? Wear them and get $5 off an exhibit/IMAX combo ticket.

It's always a good day when butterfly wings can be worn.

For more information:

http://www.kysciencecenter.org/site/events-article/bugs-and-butterflies-flutterby

Photo courtesy of Shutterstock/Lynn Human