Butterflies LIVE! presented by Altria Group
May 2 - October 12, 2014
Calendar of Events
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.
May 2 - Oct. 12, 2014
Daily 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Butterflies LIVE! is included with Garden admission: $12 adults; $11 seniors 55+; $8 children ages 3 - 12; FREE for children under age 3 and Garden Members
NEW! See what the butterflies are doing right now!
Richmond Times-Dispatch Butterflies LIVE! Cam
As part of this partnership, the Garden has a special edition Butterfly Quest in July and August. Go inside the North Wing of the Conservatory to solve the six clues found within this Butterfly Quest. Once the quest is completed, return to the Admissions Desk to collect your limited edition butterfly button. Please note: This special edition is only available by download.
JOIN NOW! One low price allows unlimited visits to see the butterflies (and the Garden -- for an entire year).
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, but we ask those taking photos to be respectful of other guests.
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.
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.
ENTER OUR BUTTERFLIES LIVE! INSTAGRAM CONTEST
Now through July 31st, enter your favorite Butterlies LIVE! photos in our Instagram contest for a chance to win a $500 prize package!