Butterflies LIVE! 2013
May 24 - October 13, 2013
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.
EXHIBIT HOURS: Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Butterflies tend to be most active on sunny days and in the morning and early afternoon; they tend to roost more on cloudy days and in late afternoon.
LOCATION: 1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA 23228 (DIRECTIONS)
Minutes from I-95, I-64 & I-295
COST: Included with regular Garden admission or FREE for Members
Regular Garden admission: $11 adults; $10 seniors; $7 children ages 3 - 12; children under age 3 are free.
JOIN NOW! One low price allows unlimited visits to see the butterflies (and the Garden -- for an entire year).
Butterflies LIVE! is sponsored by
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 feed, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and lifecycles. Photos are permitted (no tripods).
MEET THE BUTTERFLIES
The exhibit is ever-changing, so every time you visit, you're likely to see something new.
Butterfly 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
Butterflies 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
Step- by-step guide including information about dining and other butterfly-related things to see and do.
Click here for a printable summary of all the activities around Butterflies LIVE!
Includes information on family activities, classes and events.
THE REASON BEHIND BUTTERFLIES LIVE!
Lewis 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.