Blooms & Butterflies

March 8–September 28, 2014
The 20th anniversary of this popular exhibition features hundreds of colorful, exotic butterflies flying freely in the Pacific Island Water Garden, a warm and tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. See new butterflies emerge from their chrysalises, then watch them take their first flight during daily presentations at 1 and 3pm. Stroll the outdoor gardens with a staff member to observe native butterflies and learn about the plants that attract them on Saturdays at 11am.

Release the 300,000th Butterfly! 
After twenty years of Blooms & Butterflies, the Conservatory will release its 300,000th butterfly on Saturday, August 2! Visit during Family Fun any Saturday in June or July, 11am–2pm, to register your child, ages 12 and under, to be selected as a special butterfly ambassador.The selected child will assist with the 1pm butterfly release and have the honor of releasing the celebratory butterfly! 

Amazing Butterflies
Explore this interactive maze that takes children on a journey to become a butterfly. Learn more
 
Blue Butterflies: Migration Across America
May 17–September 21
Indiana-based artist Tasha Lewis transforms the Cardinal Health Gallery with 4,000 cyanotype butterflies printed on cotton fabric. These butterflies have been installed in public spaces across the country. Learn more about Tasha Lewis here.

Blooms & Butterflies is sponsored by Cardinal Health Foundation, Giant Eagle, and Honda of America Mfg., Inc.