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Stay cool in the rainforest: summer events unfold at the Cockrell Butterfly Center
May 30, 2015 · Be The First To Comment

Summer is here and the kids are out of school, so what better time to escape the heat and join us here at HMNS for some cool and educational arthropod experiences! The Cockrell Butterfly Center will be welcoming back a popular summertime program and introducing a couple of new ones which will be sure to […]

The Butterfly Center beat: Everything you ever wanted to know about raising Atlas moths
February 7, 2014 · 8 Comments

The Atlas moth (Attacus atlas) is a large moth belonging to the Saturniidae family. Saturniids, familiarly called giant silk moths, include some of the largest species of Lepidoptera (moths and butterflies). Two local species that may be familiar to readers are the polyphemus and luna moths. Atlas moths are considered the largest moths in the […]

React + Interact: What do Ozzy Osbourne and gingers have in common? Plus big bugs, false memories and more!
August 7, 2013 · Be The First To Comment

The Museum is always interested in educating its fans, whether that’s within our exhibition halls or online. If your daily social media experience doesn’t include the Houston Museum of Natural Science, you might be missing out on news that can feed your noggin. Photo courtesy of melontao via Instagram For example, this week one visitor […]

Giant Atlas Moths fluttering into the Butterfly Center soon
October 16, 2008 · 3 Comments

photo credit: woodleywonderworks Well, it’s that time of year again… we have started to get Attacus atlas, aka Atlas moths, YEAH!!!!  This is always an exciting time for me because I get to tell everyone who keeps asking me that they are finally here!  Last week, I received 60 atlas moth cocoons from Malaysia and the Philippines.  […]



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