Following recommendations from federal and state officials for the COVID-19 pandemic, and out of concern for our employees and guests, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will continue its closure through May 31. Refunds for ticket, class, experience and program purchases will be honored. Contact the Conservatory for details.

If you'd like to help the Conservatory through this unprecedented challenge, please visit the Philanthropy page.

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Blooms & Butterflies

03-14-2020 07-05-2020 10am-5pm daily

Following recommendations from federal and state officials for the COVID-19 pandemic, and out of concern for our employees and guests, Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens will continue its closure through May 31. Refunds for ticket, class, experience and program purchases will be honored. Contact us for details.


While the Conservatory is closed, there are a variety of virtual experiences to enjoy from home.

Virtual Experiences


Whisk away to an enchanted land of tropical butterflies and splashes of floral color during the Conservatory’s 26th anniversary of Blooms & Butterflies. Hundreds of colorful butterflies fly freely in the Pacific Island Water Garden, a tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. Patrons can visit at any time to see a diverse array of butterflies soaring overhead or basking on nearby plant life.

Butterfly Talk
Daily, 1pm & 3pm
Get a deeper insight of the species that make up Blooms & Butterflies as a specialist releases a selection of individual butterflies into the biome. With different varieties of butterflies emerging from their chrysalises daily, every presentation is unique.

Special Times To See The Butterflies
- Members Fly First: March 14, 21, 28 and April 4

- Chihuly Nights: Thursdays-Saturdays, 5-9pm through March

- Mother's Day Butterfly Release: May 10

- Cocktails at the Conservatory: May 21, June 25

Blooms & Butterflies Sponsors

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