First Flight
Kids | Tweens
Please Note: This is an archived page for an event held in 2023

Butterfly release in the Tropical Forest.

Every day at 11am we take the brand-new butterflies from the hatching space and release them into the forest where you can watch them flutter together toward the light.

You will learn about the amazing transformation butterflies go through before they take wing for the very first time and the science of metamorphosis. This is one of the most popular things to do in the Museum; it is a beautiful experience for children and adults alike, and a great chance to get some fantastic photos.

Admission to this event is included in the price of admission to the Tūhura Science Centre.