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Feed the Butterflies

Butterflies are among the most beautiful insects in the world. Our Butterfly House gives visitors the chance to see and experience butterflies up close and personal. You will also be able to watch caterpillars go through the different stages of their life cycle and you may even be there at the moment a butterfly emerges from its chrysalis to join others in flight! Guests will be able to feed a butterfly by holding a small sponge brush with juice on it and watch the butterfly up close as it drinks from the sponge! What a great nature experience and photo opportunity!

As you approach the Butterfly House you will walk through the Pollinator Path filled with multi-colored blooming plants such as Orange Butterfly Weed (providing a place for butterflies to lay their eggs), Yarrow, Purple Coneflower and many more varieties that attract our pollinators and provide them with nectar. Once inside, you will be able to watch caterpillars go through the different stages of their life cycle and you may even be there when a butterfly emerges from its chrysalis to join the others in flight!

Thanks to The Simon Foundation, Crocker Nurseries, and our volunteers and staff involved in making this possible!

When I men­tioned that we were going to anoth­er muse­um, I got a lot of push­back. Then, we entered the but­ter­fly house and all com­plain­ing ceased. High­ly recommend.

– Kristine S.