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Blooms & Butterflies

02-26-2022 05-30-2022 DURING GENERAL ADMISSION

Butterflies take flight once again in the Pacific Island Water Garden for Blooms & Butterflies.

Whisk away to a land of enchanting butterflies and splashes of vibrant florals. Hundreds of colorful butterflies fly freely in a tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. Surrounded by lush flora, watch an array of butterfly species soar overhead, bask on plant life and sip on nectar.

Butterflies are most active during periods with bright, clear light from the sun. Butterflies live great lives during the exhibition. They receive all the food and care they need to live long lives—typically longer than they'd live in the wild. Touching butterflies, trying to feed them, attempting to attract them to you, or interacting with them beyond observation can cause harm.

Additional Programming

Through May 30 Metamorphosis Lab In addition to seeing butterflies in the Pacific Island Water Garden, visitors can learn more about the butterfly lifecycle at the Metamorphosis Lab in the Grand Atrium. Spot the differences between different chrysalises and watch up close as new butterflies emerge.
Through May 30 Photo Gallery Submit your photos to be a part of Blooms & Butterflies! Send photos of the exhibition and the photographer's name to to be included in our digital photo gallery.
March 26 | 11am-2pm Butterfly Spin Art Thanks for joining us!
April 2 | 11am-2pm Sand Art Thanks for joining us!
In Stock Now Painted Lady Larvae Botanica Gift Shop & Greenhouse is selling Painted Lady larvae. Take a caterpillar with you to watch the metamorphosis process up close. Learn More
Members Celebration Thanks for joining us!

Virtual Butterfly Release

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