Blooms & Butterflies

March 12–September 18, 2016
Hundreds of colorful butterflies take flight in the Pacific Island Water Garden, a tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. Newly emerged butterflies are released during educational presentations every day at 1 and 3pm. 


In Botanica Gift Shop
The butterfly metamorphosis can be experienced at home, too, with native Painted Lady caterpillars available in Botanica Gift Shop. Once they have emerged, Painted Lady butterflies can be released outdoors to continue their life cycle.

Supported by Cardinal Health, Giant Eagle, and Honda of America Mfg., Inc.