Special Exhibit

The Butterfly Conservatory

Now Open

A little girl uses a magnifying glass to look at a butterfly perched on an orange slice held by an adult.

This annual favorite features up to 500 live, free-flying tropical butterflies from South, Central, and North America, Africa, and Asia.

Housed in a vivarium that approximates their natural habitat with live flowering plants, species include iridescent blue morpho butterflies, striking scarlet swallowtails, and large owl butterflies.

Check out illustrated displays throughout the exhibition to learn more about the evolution, life cycle, anatomy, farming, and conservation of butterflies.

Generous support for The Butterfly Conservatory has been provided by the Eileen P. Bernard Exhibition Fund.