Looking to ease into the art of insect pinning? Register to pin and take home your own exotic butterfly!
Led by Florida Museum staff, these pinning workshops on Feb. 1 and Feb. 2 from 1 to 3 p.m. will guide attendees through the process of properly pinning and preserving butterflies just like a Museum curator. Participants must be 18 years or older.
Participants will be able to:
- Pin a large exotic Blue Morpho butterfly or Atlas moth specimen and take it home.
- Get up close to exotic butterfly and moth specimens.
- Learn what it takes to operate the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit.
- Peek into the Museum’s world-renowned collection and leave as an expert pinner.
Butterfly and Moth Species:
Registrants will have the option to pin one of the following:
- Blue Morpho Butterfly, Morpho peleides
- Atlas Moth, Attacus atlas
Museum Members: $30
All materials are provided in this comprehensive workshop. All specimens being pinned died naturally in the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit.
- One large exotic butterfly specimen to pin and take home.
- One reusable pinning board and insect pins.
- Individual instruction from the professionals.
- A behind-the-scenes look at the McGuire Center’s world-renowned butterfly and moth collection.
Venue3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611
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