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Butterflies and Moths, Oh My!

One of the topics that fascinates visitors of all ages in the Margaret A. Cargill Collections Zone is butterflies. The butterflies are some of the most-viewed objects in Q?rius. Visitors love getting a close-up look at the pretty creatures, pointing out the diversity of colors, and even zooming in on the details using the microscopes....Read more
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Colorful butterflies, including the giant blue morpho (bottom right), are on display in Case A in the Q?rius Loft. Smithsonian photo.

Origami Bird Project: Help Fold a Commemorative Flock of Passenger Pigeons

We’ve got a fun, educational project for kids of all ages here in Q?rius: Folding origami Passenger Pigeons to help remember this extinct bird. People thought it would never happen, but 100 years ago the Passenger Pigeon, once the most common bird in America, went extinct. Now you can commemorate this famous fowl by folding an origami pattern and displaying it in your home or office....Read more
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Origami passenger pigeons flock together in Q?rius. Photo by Smithsonian Institution.

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