Emerson Theater

The Butterfly Effect 

Our theater hosts special exhibits, themed programming, and short documentaries throughout the year. Our most popular short film is The Butterfly Effect, an original 17-minute film that provides an engaging introduction to butterfly behaviors and anatomy. Ask at the front desk to find out what exciting exhibit is there during your next visit!

Currently playing: Morpho Mardi Gras
This short film covers the fantastic journey of our Blue Morpho butterflies from Costa Rica to the Tropical Conservatory. Our senior entomologist, Tad Yankoski, explains how we receive, carefully unpack and release our butterflies into the Tropical Conservatory.