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Blooms & Butterflies


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

Stroll amid hundreds of colorful, exotic butterflies flying freely through a warm tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. Surrounded by lush flora, watch as butterflies soar overhead, bask on plants and sip on nectar.

Butterflies are most active during periods with bright, clear sunlight. At the Conservatory, butterflies receive all the care and nutrition necessary 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.

Know Before You Go

In order to keep our butterflies happy and safe, please adhere to the following policies.

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Additional Offerings

While Exhibition Is On Display Metamorphosis Lab In addition to seeing butterflies in the Pacific Island Water Garden Biome, 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.
While Exhibition Is On Display Submit Your Photos Guests can submit Blooms & Butterflies photos to Select photos will be displayed in a virtual gallery during the exhibition. View Gallery
April 1 Butterfly Sand Art Create a sand masterpiece in a butterfly or flower vessel. $3 per craft View Event
April 21 Scouts Night Out: Buggy for Butterflies Scouts take over the Conservatory for an evening to get an up-close look at butterflies, participate in a craft and enjoy a snack. $20 per person View Event
April 28 Member Celebration Members are invited to join us for the annual Blooms & Butterflies Member Celebration! Registration begins on April 7 at 9am.
Free, reservations required View Event

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