Visit the Butterfly House
Butterflies are among the most beautiful insects in the world. Our Butterfly House will give visitors the chance to see and experience butterflies up close and personal. Butterflies, as well as other pollinators, are not only fun to watch, but they serve a critical purpose pollinating over 75% of the world’s flowering plants.
As you approach the Butterfly House you will walk through a 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 at the moment 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.
Can I bring my stroller?
Strollers are not allowed in the Butterfly House. They may be parked in stroller parking by the exit of the Butterfly House.
Is the Butterfly House wheelchair accessible?
Do I need to reserve a time slot?
If you wish to feed the butterflies, you may book your time slot online.
If you wish to visit the butterfly house, check at admissions when you arrive for you visit to see what time slots are available. Groups of more than six can call to reserve group space.
How long is a Butterfly House visit / feeding?
Butterfly House Visits last 15 minutes. Butterfly Feedings last 20 minutes.
Is there a member discount?
There is no member discount for Butterfly House Visits or Feedings.