Butterflies is a tropical butterfly garden and permanent exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences museum in center-city Philadelphia. Visitors walk through this tropical paradise which houses over 100 beautiful live butterflies from various parts of the world. Within this habitat are many plants that help to simulate the tropics and supply nectar and shelter for the butterflies and you will find habitats for some other impressive live insects and poison dart frogs.
The facility is staffed at all times by volunteers and a manager, who are trained to facilitate the learning experience for the visitors. Volunteers greet visitors and school groups, make them welcome, explain a few special rules for visiting and serve as informal guides, helping them spot the butterflies and learn about them. You may also help out with some simple gardening tasks.
Good Match For
Requirements & Commitment
- Background Check
- Must be at least 14
- Orientation or Training
- 7 hours per month
- enjoy warm humid tropical climate