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Event Series Event Series: DIY Butterfly Pinning Workshop

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.

The event has SOLD OUT! A waitlist is available.

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


Adults: $35
Museum Members: $30

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All materials are provided in this comprehensive workshop. All specimens being pinned died naturally in the Butterfly Rainforest exhibit.


Name: Jonnie Dietz, Florida Museum

Phone: (352) 273-2048

Email: jdietz@flmnh.ufl.edu


Florida Museum of Natural History

3215 Hull Road
Gainesville, FL 32611

Phone: 352-846-2000

Website: View Venue Website

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