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The Secret Lives of
Bugs & Butterflies

M&T Bank Butterflies LIVE! is on hiatus in 2021. Consider visiting the Garden to see native butterflies and insects instead! 

learning about butterflies and insects with a children's educator

Native Invertebrate Micro Exhibit, Wednesday, April 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Have you ever wondered what a baby dragonfly looks like? Or where butterflies go in the rain? Visit Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden to learn the answers to these questions and more, as we reveal the secret lives of bugs!

Please note, due to COVID-19, advance tickets are required for all visitors. 


Wednesday, April 21, 2021
Event Details

Starting this spring, the Garden will be featuring an educational display of live insects and other invertebrates, highlighting the fascinating life details of critters found in your yard, neighborhood or local park. You’ll learn about what they eat, where they live, and what you can do at home to create a thriving habitat—not just for bugs—but for the entire web of life. Staff will be showcasing an ever-changing array of native species, in all stages of life. Drop by Wednesday, April 21, and other select days from 10 a.m, – 2 p.m. on select days to get an up-close and personal introduction to some of our weird and wonderful native bugs!

Love butterflies? Learn more about which butterflies to look for and how to attract them to your own yard. 

Looking for activities for your kids this summer? Visit our Kids Activities page and Kids Learning page