Butterflies LIVE! presented by Altria

The butterflies return May 2 - October 12, 2014

 

Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical beauties, fascinating
and showy, transform the Conservatory's North Wing into a wonderland of
vibrant colors...captivating sights...and extraordinary discoveries.


Please come visit the butterflies again May 2 - Oct. 12, 2014.



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  One low price allows unlimited visits to see the butterflies (and the Garden -- for an entire year).




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ABOUT BUTTERFLIES LIVE!

Butterflies LIVE! is an indoor exhibit in the Conservatory geared for all ages. Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical butterflies Child looking at butterflyfeed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and lifecycles. Photos are permitted, but we ask those taking photos to be respectful of other guests.


                                                                                                           
MEET THE BUTTERFLIES

Butterflies

The exhibit is ever-changing, so every time you visit, you're likely to see something new.

 


 




WHAT'S NEW

Butterfly photo by Don WilliamsonButterfly Nursery: Peek inside this special box in the display where native butterfly species will emerge from their chrysalides.

Butterfly Release: Daily at 10 a.m. and Saturdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Visit during these scheduled times to see newly emerged butterflies released into the exhibit. Please note the number of butterflies being released may range from several to a dozen.

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WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW BEFORE YOU COME

Butterfly on a visitorButterflies like to hitchhike!

That's why large objects (backpacks, oversized totes and pocketbooks) are discouraged inside the exhibit. There is a place to leave belongings inside the staffed entry, however, the Garden is not responsible for them. For the same reason, strollers are discouraged inside the exhibit. There is a place to park strollers in front of the Conservatory. Wheelchairs are permitted. Learn more.



PLANNING YOUR VISIT

School group visitingStep- by-step guide including information about dining and other butterfly-related things to see and do.

Sample itinerary for visiting with kids






BUTTERFLY FUN

Butterfly on mans hat

Butterfly Frequently Asked Questions

What makes a good butterfly habitat

Test your knowledge: Butterfly Quiz


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THE REASON BEHIND BUTTERFLIES LIVE!

ButterflyLewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a non-profit garden. Our mission is education and our passion is bringing people and plants together to improve communities.

Butterflies LIVE! shows the interdependence of people, plants and insects and encourages all to care for nature.  Support the Garden and its mission.