Close to 400 free-flying tropical butterflies make their home amidst more than 200 exotic plants in this tropical environment. Watch butterflies emerge from their chrysalis in the eclosion cabinet. Learn what countries these species come from, their life cycle and mating habits. Use the magnifiers attached to the portable feeding stations for a closer look.
Important Message from Science North
The F. Jean MacLeod Butterfly Gallery at Science North will be undergoing an exhibit renewal to increase the energy efficiency of the butterfly habitat area. As a result, the gallery will be closed to visitors’ weekdays Monday through Friday starting Wednesday, May 13 until Friday, June 5, 2015. During that time, the gallery will be open to visitors Saturday & Sunday during weekends and on Victoria Day Monday, May 18th.
We look forward to resuming normal operating hours in early June 2015 and we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please do not hesitate to call Science North at (705) 522-3701 or 1-800-461-4898 for more information.