Butterfly Gardens, Houses, Exhibits, and Displays in the USA

Get up close and personal with butterflies at a butterfly exhibit near you!

Alabama

Huntsville Botanical Garden - Purdy Butterfly House
4747 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, AL, USA
Phone: 256-830-4447     
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This beautiful, soaring 9000 sq. ft. natural stone and steel beam structure overlooking the entrance pond is home to thousands of native butterflies, tadpoles, frogs, button quail, turtles and other critters. Waterfall, ponds, streams, lush vegetation and flowering plants invite visitors to experience this varied and colorful collection of flora and fauna. The Purdy Butterfly House is open May through September.

Arizona

Butterfly Wonderland
9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ, USA
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Butterfly Wonderland takes flight as a highly innovative, indoor rainforest environment featuring the largest butterfly pavilion in America. You'll be welcomed into a magnificent, lush, rainforest environment where thousands of butterflies from around the world fly freely, alighting on fragrant flowering plants and, quite possibly, on a friendly visitor's shoulder or finger.
Desert Botanical Garden
1201 N. Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ, USA
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For more than 70 years, the Desert Botanical Garden has been teaching and inspiring visitors from the local community and around the world, providing research, exhibits and more designed to help us understand, protect and preserve the desert.s natural beauty.
 
Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ, USA
Phone: 520.326.9686      Fax: 520.324.0166
Website      
Email: info@tucsonbotanical.org
The Tucson Botanical Gardens, a tranquil oasis in the heart of Tucson, strives to be recognized and respected as the best small public garden in America. The Tucson Botanical Gardens promotes responsible and appropriate use of plants and water in a desert environment through education and demonstration and provides a place of beauty and tranquility for Tucson residents and visitors.

California

Gilroy Gardens Family Theme Park
3050 Hecker Pass Road, Gilroy, CA, USA
Phone: 408-840-7100     
Website      
A theme park featuring unique trees and other flora. Has large exhibit of monarch butterflies plus an aviary.
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
5333 Zoo Drive , Los Angeles, CA, USA
Phone: (323) 644-4200     
Website      
The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens opened on November 28, 1966. The Zoo is home to more than 1,100 mammals, birds, amphibians and reptiles representing more than 250 different species of which 29 are endangered. In addition, the Zoo.s botanical collection comprises several planted gardens and over 800 different plant species with over 7,400 individual plants. The Zoo receives over 1.5 million visitors per year and is owned and operated by the City of Los Angeles
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County - Butterfly Pavilion
900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA, USA
Phone: (213) 763-DINO     
Website      
More than 30 native North American butterfly species and an array of plants take up residence every summer for our much-anticipated living habitat, the Butterfly Pavilion. Wander through a unique changing ecosystem, witness free-flying creatures interacting with plant life, and emerge with a better understanding of the environment needed for the survival of these spectacular animals.
San Diego Zoo Safari Park
15500 San Pasqual Valley Road , Escondido, CA, USA
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Seasonal butterfly jungle
San Francisco Zoo
Sloat Blvd. & the Great Highway, San Francisco, CA, USA
Phone: (415) 753-7080     
Website      
Email: education@sfzoo.org
At the San Francisco Zoo, it's our mission to connect people with wildlife, inspire caring for nature and advance conservation action.
Six Flags Discovery Kingdom
1001 Fairgrounds Dr. SW, Vallejo, CA, USA
Phone: 707-643-6722     
Website      
This tropical paradise is filled with butterflies of various colors and sizes from all over the world. The 100-foot-by-50-foot glass atrium was originally the first major walk-through butterfly habitat in the western United States when it opened in 1988. Inside you.ll find some 500 free-flying butterflies of up to 25 different species
The Living Desert
47-900 Portola Avenue, Palm Desert, CA, USA
Phone: (760) 346-5694     
Website      
The Living Desert's mission is desert conservation through preservation, education, and appreciation. Open daily from 9am - 5pm General admission $11.95 Seniors are $10.50 kids 3-12 are $7.50 the butterfly exhibit is an extra $2
Turtle Bay Exploration Park
844 Sundial Bridge Drive, Redding, CA, USA
Phone: 1-800-TURTLEBAY     
Website      
Turtle Bay Exploration Park educates visitors of all ages with entertaining and stimulating exhibitions and programs that interpret the complex relationships between people and their environments. Using the unique cultural, historical, and natural resources including those in the Sacramento River Region, Turtle Bay serves as a catalyst for exploring universal human experiences. Seasonal butterfly exhibit.

Colorado

Butterfly Pavilion
6252 West 104th Ave., Westminster, CO, USA
Phone: 303-469-5441      Fax: 303-657-5944
Website      
Email: VisitorServices@butterflies.org
We are home to over 5,000 animals! Embark on an adventure to the realm of Rosie, our famous tarantula. Step to Water.s Edge to be immersed in an underwater world full of sea creatures. Explore our tropical rainforest where 1,600 butterflies rule the sky! End your journey in our gardens and nature trail where you.re sure to see critters of all kinds.
Western Colorado Botanical Gardens
641 Struthers Avenue, Grand Junction, CO, USA
Phone: (970) 245-3288      Fax: (970) 245-9001
Website      
Email: info@wcbotanic.org
The WCBG is home to an Herb Garden, Cactus Garden, Rose Garden and Orchid Display that are maintained by local gardening organizations. The WCBG maintains several other gardens including the Childrens Secret Garden, Shozan-en, Celebration Plaza, Community Garden and the lovely public gardens that surround our buildings. As the WCBG grows, more gardens will be developed.

Delaware

Ashland Nature Center Butterfly House
3511 Barley Mill Road, Hockessin, DE, USA
Phone: 302.239.2334     
Website      
This 18 ft. x 30 ft. mesh greenhouse is home to about 15 species of butterflies and moths including great spangled fritillaries, monarchs, swallowtails, painted ladies and cecropias. Unlike other exhibits, it is a complete ecosystem, containing water, shelter, food and host plants for each species. Programs focus on the mysteries of metamorphosis, the food web and the importance of habitats.

District of Columbia

Smithsonian Butterfly Garden
Washington, DC, USA
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The butterfly garden at the Smithsonian is located on the Ninth Street side of the National Museum of Natural History building. Four distinct habitats -- wetland, meadow, wood's edge and urban garden -- encourage visitors to observe the partnerships between plants and butterflies. The garden is a joint project of the Horticulture Services Division and the Museum with partial funding from the Smithsonian Women's Committee. The garden, on view at all times, is a perfect complement to a visit to the O. Orkin Insect Zoo on the second floor of the Museum.

Florida

Arnold's Butterfly Haven
Lake Okeechobee, FL, USA
Phone: 863-634-6804     
Website      
Email: Info@ArnoldsButterflyHaven.com
Arnold.s Butterfly Haven is a half-acre, free-ranging butterfly garden in the shape of the Zebra Longwing, Florida.s State Butterfly. It contains over 2000 native larval and nectar plants, specific to indigenous butterfly species.
Brevard Zoo
8225 N. Wickham Road, Melbourne, FL, USA
Phone: 321.254.9453      Fax: 321.259.5966
Website      
Email: admin@brevardzoo.org
Open-Air Butterfly Garden
Butterfly World
Tradewinds Park, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek, FL, USA
Phone: 954-977-4400     
Website      
Since its doors first opened in the Spring of 1988, Butterfly World has introduced hundreds of thousands of visitors to the wonders of Lepidoptera and the natural world around us all. Butterfly World is the largest butterfly facility in the world today.
Caribbean Gardens, the Zoo in Naples
1590 Goodlette-Frank Road, Naples, FL, USA
Phone: (239) 262-5409     
Website      
Open-Air Butterfly Garden
Central Florida Zoo and Botanical Gardens
3755 NW Hwy 17-92, Sanford, FL, USA
Phone: 407.323.4450     
Website      
Email: information@centralfloridazoo.org
Butterfly Sensory Garden
Florida Museum of Natural History - Butterfly Rainforest
Powell Hal, UF Cultural Plaza - SW 34th Street and Hull Road, Gainesville, FL, USA
Phone: 352-846-2000     
Website      
The Butterfly Rainforest is a living exhibit that features hundreds of free-flying butterflies and birds from around the world along with an assortment of other animals including turtles and fish to experience first-hand. The lush landscape is planted in tropical trees and colorful flowering plants amid waterfalls and a walking path. Skilled interpretive staff are available to help answer questions and provide visitors with a personal and highly engaging experience.
Lukas Butterfly Encounter
1909 Slavia Rd., Oviedo, FL, USA
Phone: 407-365-6163     
Website      
Email: butterflyencounter@lukasnursery.com
Monday through Saturday, 9-4pm and Sunday 10-3pm General Admission: Adults:$7 Seniors $6 Children $5 Guided Tours are $1 additional charge per person. Children 3 and under are free. Prices will increase in March 2009 to Adults:$8 Seniors $7 Children $6 Guided Tours are $1 additional charge per person. Children 3 and under are free. Guided Tours are available only for groups of 15 or more (paid admissions). For groups of this size or larger, there is no charge for the tour guide, but reservations at least 48 hours in advance are required.
MOSI, Museum of Science & Industry
4801 E Fowler Ave, Tampa, FL, USA
Phone: 8139876000      Fax: 8139876310
Website      
Email: KristenG@mosi.org
The BioWorks Butterfly Garden is an engineered ecosystem that emulates how natural wetlands clean water as an alternative to current wastewater treatment techniques. BioWorks houses a free flying butterfly garden that is home to thousands of butterflies each year, an animal husbandry laboratory where guests can watch the butterfly life cycle from egg to adult, extensive outdoor gardens, and two ponds. The BioWorks Butterfly Garden is an outdoor exhibit and is subject to the diverse weather patterns of Florida. In cases of extreme weather, please expect the garden to be closed for the safety of staff and guests alike.
Panhandle Butterfly House
8581 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, FL, USA
Website      
Email: grouptours@panhandlebutterflyhouse.org
Sharing the wonder of a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. Educating visitors on our native butterfly species and how they contribute to our local agriculture, gardens and beauty
The Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory
1316 Duval St., Key West, FL, USA
Phone: (305) 296-2988 / (800) 839-4647     
Website      
Email: info@keywestbutterfly.com
Besides 75 species of butterflies and many plants, also features at least 4 types of "butterfly-friendly" birds and 2 kinds of frogs. Open 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM daily. Last ticket sold 30 minutes before closing.

Georgia

Rosalynn Carter Butterfly Trail in Plains
Main Street, PO Box 17, GA, USA
Phone: 229-824-4567     
Website      
Email: plainsed@jimmycarter.info
We have 11 small public gardens in Plains. The trail begins at the roadside garden of President and Mrs. Carter's home in Plains. If you have a butterfly garden and would like to join the trail go to www.jimmycater.info/Carterbutterflytrail.htm. We have a listing for private, public and school gardens located outside of Plains.
The Day Butterfly Center
Callaway Gardens, 17800 US Hwy 27, Pine Mountain, GA, USA
Phone: 1.800.225.5292     
Website      
Flights of fancy await you in the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, where hundreds of butterflies flutter freely about in one of North America.s largest glass-enclosed tropical butterfly conservatories. The Day Butterfly Center is a living, dynamic environment in which a variety of tropical plants nourish the residents and new arrivals emerge from their chrysalides, dry their wings and begin their very first wing-beats.

Hawaii

Foster Botanical Garden Butterfly Habitat
180 N. Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu, HI, USA
Phone: (808) 522-7065     
Website      
The garden is an 8,000 square foot open-air haven for many of Hawaii.s 17 species of butterflies. Planted with a glorious array of plants and flowers on which butterflies feed or lay eggs, it is truly an oasis-within-an-oasis. Within the garden, display signs feature some of the plants and butterflies you.ll discover there.

Illinois

Brookfield Zoo - Chicago Zoological Society
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL, USA
Phone: 312-485-0263     
Website      
Peck Farm Butterfly House
4038 Kaneville Road, Geneva, IL, USA
Phone: (630) 262-8244     
Website      
Visit the award-winning Butterfly House and be captivated by hundreds of butterflies as they fly, feed and land around you! Plus, ask about our Butterfly Programs, Field Trips and Party Options.
Peggy Notebaert Nature Museum
2430 N. Cannon Drive, Chicago, IL, USA
Phone: (773) 755-5100     
Website      
Get up close to more than 75 species of exotic butterflies and stunning bird species from the Southern hemisphere in a 2,700 square-foot greenhouse filled with pools of water, flowers, tropical trees and 1,000 butterflies, including those never-before-seen in our region.

Indiana

Indianapolis Zoo
1200 S Washington St, Indianapolis, IN, USA
Phone: (317) 630-2001     
Website      
Email: guestservices@indyzoo.com
Immerse yourself in the beauty of butterflies as these wonderful winged insects are back in the Hilbert Conservatory. We've transformed the indoor gardens into a tropical paradise to bring you butterflies in a way that you've never experienced them before!
Mesker Park Zoo & Botanic Garden
1545 Mesker Park Drive, Evansville, IN, USA
Phone: (812) 435-6143     
Website      
Email: info@meskerparkzoo.com
Potawatomi Zoo
500 S. Greenlawn, South Bend, IN, USA
Phone: 574.235.9800      Fax: 574.235.9080
Website      
Email: info@potawatomizoo.org
A seasonal Butterfly House that has exotic butterflies from Central America, South America and Southeast Asia/Australia. It is open from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Iowa

Reiman Gardens
Iowa State University, 1407 University Blvd., Ames, IA, USA
Phone: 515.294.2710     
Website      
Email: reimangardens@iastate.edu
Situated on a 17-acre site, the year-round attraction features distinct gardens both indoors and outdoors on a 17-acre campus, a Conservatory with seasonal displays, a 2,500-square-foot Butterfly Wing with emergence cases, a Gift Shop, and beauty for all to enjoy and share.

Kansas

Botanica Gardens
701 Amidon Street, Wichita, KS, USA
Phone: (316) 264-0448     
Website      
True to its name, the Butterfly Garden is designed to attract, retain and encourage populations of native and migratory butterflies. A host of nectar plants are featured in this garden, with the goal of providing both food for butterflies and flowers in continuous bloom throughout the growing season. Host plants provide food for caterpillars and a puddling fountain provides a shallow water source for the butterflies to drink from. Visitors can try to spot different butterfly species or look for plants to attract butterflies to their landscape. This garden is most active with butterflies during the summer and fall months.
Kansas State University Gardens
2021 Throckmorton Hall, Manhattan, KS, USA
Phone: (785) 532-6170     
Website      
Email: ksugardens@ksu.edu
The Butterfly Exhibit is a free-flight butterfly exhibit and provides an interactive experience for both the visitors and the butterflies.

Kentucky

Boone County Arboretum
9190 Camp Ernst Road, Union, KY, USA
Phone: (859) 384-4999      Fax: (859) 384-6888
Website      
Email: arboretum@boonecountyky.org
Boone County Arboretum is the nation's first arboretum within an active recreation park setting. We are located just outside Union, KY. A short, 25 minute drive southwest from downtown Cincinnati, OH will put you in Northern Kentucky's only arboretum. There is no charge for admission or parking. The Arboretum is open daily from dawn to dusk for your year-round enjoyment of our more than 2,700 trees and shrubs. Our collections will captivate everyone from the avid plantsman to the average homeowner. You will see specialized arrangements of plant families to obscure selections rarely observed by the public eye. To insure our plants thrive in even the worst of droughts, we have a 41,000 linear foot computerized irrigation system. The Arboretum encompasses 121 acres, and has over 2 miles of paved walking trails, winding through our various plant collections, woodland settings, and athletic fields. Three informational kiosks are located at the main trail entrances. Here you will find horticultural information, Extension class offerings, and our Arboretum map, all free to the public. Special attractions at the Arboretum include the Children's Garden, a Wildlife Viewing area in our Native Kentucky Prairie, and our new Woodland Walking Trail. Throughout the year we offer various classes and programs for all age groups. In addition, many of the Extension horticulture classes are taught on site at the Arboretum. Keep your eye on this website and our information kiosks for details on upcoming events.

Louisiana

Audubon Nature Institute Insectarium & Butterfly Garden
US Custom House, 423 Canal Street , New Orleans, LA, USA
Phone: (504) 581-4629 OR 1-800-774-7394     
Website      
Email: air@auduboninstitute.org
Butterflies in Flight - the Butterfly Garden features hundreds of butterflies. Audubon Insectarium showcases the largest group of animals on the planet, insects! Since prehistoric times, insects have played invaluable roles: pollinating crops, decomposing waste and adding intrigue, color, texture and majesty to our world. Your visit to the one-of-a-kind, interactive Audubon Insectarium will illuminate amazing things about these tiny (and not so tiny!) creatures; you’ll never think about them the same way again. Located in the historic U.S. Custom House on Canal Street in downtown New Orleans, Audubon Insectarium will delight you with ‘up close and personal’ live insect encounters, the indelible story of the Crescent City and insects, and “Life Underground,” where you’ll be shrunk to insect size. Discover global insect customs, sample exotic insect cuisine, learn about the history of termites and the latest technologies used in pest control management. Take in a fun animated insect film at our immersion theater, traipse through the Louisiana swamp, enjoy the tranquility of our Japanese butterfly garden and watch hundreds of winged beauties as they flit about. Keep your eye's open for Audubon's special bug transport vehicle. Heads all turn when Audubon's Insect Express is seen on the highways! Wrapped with an insect-themed graphic the Insect Express is a one-of-a-kind transportation vehicle. The eye-catching Forester transports creeping, crawling critters to and from the Insect Rearing Facility in New Orleans East.

Maryland

Brookside Gardens Conservatory
1500 Glenallan Avenue, Wheaton, MD, USA
Phone: 301-962-1400     
Website      
Email: Info@MontgomeryParks.org
Brookside Gardens is Montgomery County's incomparable, award-winning 50-acre public display garden situated within Wheaton Regional Park. Included in the gardens are several distinct areas: Aquatic Garden, Azalea Garden, Butterfly Garden, Children's Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Style Garden, Trial Garden, Rain Garden and the Woodland Walk. The Formal Gardens areas include a Perennial Garden, Yew Garden, the Maple Terrace, and Fragrance Garden. Brookside Gardens also feature two conservatories for year-round enjoyment. A horticultural reference library is located in the airy Visitors Center. Admission to the gardens is free.
The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore
1876 Mansion House Drive, Baltimore, MD, USA
Phone: 443-552-5245     
Website      

Massachusetts

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens
281 Greenfield Road, South Deerfield, MA, USA
Phone: 413-665-2805     
Website      
Email: info@magicwings.net
The Lepidoptera source in Western Massachusetts, featuring an 8,000-square foot indoor conservatory home to nearly 4,000 exotic and domestic butterflies in a tropical environment, Magic Wings focuses on butterfly-related education, recreation, entertainment and gardening needs.
Museum of Science Butterfly Garden
Science Park, Boston, MA, USA
Phone: 617 723-2500     
Website      
Email: information@mos.org
Year-round and permanent living butterfly exhibit at the Museum of Science. View free flying butterflies among flowering plants overlooking the Charles River and downtown Boston.
The Butterfly Place
120 Tyngsboro Road, Westford, MA, USA
Phone: (978) 392-0955     
Website      
Email: bflybut@aol.com
See New England butterflies and tropical species from all over the world. Walk along a winding pathway. Observe butterflies sipping from flowers, basking in the sunshine and flying freely in a natural habitat. Enjoy our koi fish and quail birds which live among the butterflies. Visit the .show and tell bench. where a staff member is always available to answer your questions and help make your visit fun. See eggs, caterpillars or other interesting creatures up close.
Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
291 State Highway, Route 6, South Wellfleet, MA, USA
Phone: 508-349-2615     
Website      
Email: wellfleet@massaudubon.org

Michigan

Binder Park Zoo
7400 Division Drive, Battle Creek, MI, USA
Phone: 269-979-1351     
Website      
Email: info@binderparkzoo.org
Binder Park Zoo offers yearly financial support to the Butterfly Conservation Initiative and also directly participates in population monitoring of the endangered Mitchell.s satyr butterfly and the Karner Blue butterfly in Michigan.s Lower Peninsula.
Children's Zoo at Celebration Square
1730 S. Washington Ave., Saginaw, MI, USA
Phone: (989) 759-1408     
Website      
Visitors of all sizes take a journey where education, people, and gardens meet to experience the wonders and nature of these delicate, fluttering creatures. The Butterfly Encounter is a seasonal exhibit, opening in early June and closing in early September.
Detroit Zoological Society
450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI, USA
Phone: 248.541.5717     
Website      
The Butterfly Garden inside the Detroit Zoo.s Wildlife Interpretive Gallery houses hundreds of free-flying butterflies. The Zoo purchases about 250 butterfly pupae (chrysalises) each week from growers in Costa Rica and El Salvador. The butterflies are raised by growers who maintain their own breeding stock; they are not taken from the wild but are part of an effort to promote butterfly conservation programs in those countries. Approximately 70 species can be observed engaging in many of their natural behaviors, including feeding on flower nectar or ripe fruit and basking in the sunlight. The garden is kept at a balmy 75 degrees Fahrenheit, the optimal temperature for the butterflies to take flight. The immersive habitat is open year-round and is free with Zoo admission.
Dow Gardens
1809 Eastman Avenue, Midland, MI, USA
Phone: 989-631-2677     
Website      
Email: info@dowgardens.org
This interactive exhibit features thousands of brilliantly-colored butterflies, from countries around the world, emerging from their chrysalis, feeding, and flying all within the tropical environment of The Dow Gardens conservatory
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park
1000 East Beltline Ave NE, Grand Rapids Charter Township, MI, USA
Phone: 616-957-1580     
Website      
Email: info@meijergardens.org
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is a 132-acre botanical garden and outdoor sculpture park located in Grand Rapids Township, Michigan in Kent County. Butterfies are Blooming - This temporary, annual exhibition features thousands of tropical butterflies from Central and South America, Africa and Asia freely flying in the Tropical Conservatory. Experience butterflies close up and watch them emerge from their chrysalises right before your eyes.
Horticultural Gardens and Butterfly House
Michigan State University, A288 Plant & Soil Science Building - Bogue Street, East Lansing, MI, USA
Phone: 517-355-5191     
Website      
Email: hrt@msu.edu
The Michigan State University Horticultural Demonstration gardens surround the Plant and Soil Sciences Building and its teaching greenhouses for students and visitors to learn about gardening and be inspired by beautiful plants. Annuals, perennials, roses, herbs, vegetables, trees and shrubs growing in the garden illustrate horticulture which is the art and science of gardening. We also have a butterfly house with several species of free flying butterflies showing the interaction between flora and fauna.
John Ball Zoological Garden
1300 W. Fulton Street, Grand Rapids Charter Township, MI, USA
Phone: 616-336-4301     
Website      
Email: info@jbzoo.org
Mackinac Island Butterfly House
Sawyers Greenhouse, 6750 McGaulpin Street, Mackinac Island, MI, USA
Phone: 906-847-3972     
Website      
At the Butterfly House, you can walk through our garden while 500 - 700 butterflies from all over the world are in flight. You are welcome to spend as long as you like enjoying the beauty and tranquility.
Martha G. Parfet Butterfly House
Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000 North Westnedge Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI, USA
Phone: 269-381-1574     
Website      
Butterflies appear in the summer
Wings of Mackinac Butterfly Conservatory
7528 Carriage Road, P.O. Box 901, Mackinac Island, MI, USA
Phone: 906 847-9464     
Website      
Email: marie@mackinacisland.org
Wings of Mackinac is an all glassed in free flying butterfly conservatory with controlled heating and cooling system. Take a carriage ride to visit us or we are just a short walk from downtown just past the Grand Hotel. Experience hundreds of butterflies dancing and chasing each other filled with lush tropical plants. Wings of Mackinac is open May-October every day. Also enjoy our children's garden surrounding the conservatory. Lots of ideas for your own garden.

Minnesota

Minnesota Zoo
13000 Zoo Boulevard, Apple Valley, MN, USA
Phone: 800-366-7811     
Website      
Email: info@mnzoo.org
Created by the State of Minnesota, the Minnesota Zoo opened in 1978 with a mission to connect people, animals, and the natural world. Cutting-edge exhibits provide exciting experiences with animals and their habitats introducing guests to species from around the globe. Education programs engage audiences at the Zoo, throughout the region, and around world. Conservation programs protect endangered species and preserve critical ecosystems. Learn more about the Minnesota Zoo.our mission, leadership, and history.

Missouri

Powell Gardens - Festival of Butterflies
1609 NW U.S. Highway 50, Kingsville, MO, USA
Phone: 816-697-2600     
Website      
Email: Info@PowellGardens.org
Each year in mid-August, Powell Gardens, Kansas City's botanical garden, transforms its glass-topped conservatory into a butterfly house with hundreds of free-flying butterflies. Outdoor displays, butterfly arts and crafts and children's activities round out the festival. The 2006 festival will be August 11-21.
Saint Louis Zoo
One Government Drive, St. Louis, MO, USA
Phone: (314) 781-0900     
Website      
Take a walk among the butterflies. Marvel at the glow-in-the-dark scorpions. These are just a few of the invertebrates you'll see at the Saint Louis Zoo.
Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
15193 Olive Blvd., Chesterfield, MO, USA
Phone: 314-530-0076      Fax: 636-530-1516
Website      
More than a thousand live tropical butterflies fly freely in the glass conservatory at the Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House. Watch a butterfly emerge from a chrysalis right before your eyes. Or go outside and visit native and migrating species in the Butterfly Garden. Take a class, shop until you drop, or plan a private party on the Emerson Lakeside Terrace. Whatever your age, you'll enjoy a visit to the Butterfly House where wonder takes flight!
The Butterfly Palace & Rainforest Adventure
4106 W 76 Country Blvd, Branson, MO, USA
Phone: 417-332-2231     
Website      
Email: brittney@thebutterflypalace.com
Imagine thousands of stunning, exotic butterflies fluttering all around you! Walking among live, tropical butterflies is only one step in your experience at The Butterfly Palace.

Nebraska

Lincoln Children's Zoo - Laura's Butterfly Pavilion
1222 South 27th Street, Lincoln, NE, USA
Phone: 402-475-6741      Fax: 402-475-6742
Website      
Laura's Butterfly Pavilion located in the heart of the Lincoln Children's Zoo is a seasonal exhibit displaying plants and butterflies commonly found in Nebraska and North America. Our season runs from June through mid-September.
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Berniece Grewcock Butterfly and Insect Pavilion, 3701 S. 10th Street, Omaha, NE, USA
Phone: (402) 733-8401     
Website      
Email: info@omahazoofoundation.org
The Berniece Grewcock Butterfly and Insect Pavilion is a total immersion exhibit located between the Scott Aquarium and the Giraffe Complex. Viewed from the sky, the exhibit resembles a winged insect. The butterfly conservatory features waterfalls, an Amazon water lily pool, exquisite butterflies, moths and hummingbirds. The insect pavilion is home to ants, spiders, scorpions, walking sticks, mantids, centipedes, roaches, beetles and a host of other amazing creatures.

New Jersey

Camden Childrens Garden
3 Riverside Drive, Camden, NJ, USA
Phone: 856-365-8733     
Website      
The 4-acre interactive Garden includes two indoor exhibits, the Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House and the Tropical Exhibit, Plaza de Aibonito. The Garden has amusement rides, such as the Commerce Carousel, and the Arrow River Train Ride surrounded by the Railroad Garden. Other exhibits include a Dinosaur Garden, Maze, Picnic Garden, Tree House, Amphitheater and Storybook Gardens. Storybook Gardens include: 3 Little Pigs Garden, the Giants Garden from Jack in the Beanstalk, Secret Garden, Frog Prince Grotto and Alice in Wonderland's Garden.
Cape May Bird Observatory
701 East Lake Drive, Cape May Point, NJ, USA
Phone: 609-884-2736     
Website      
Millions of Monarch butterflies pass through Cape May each autumn on a migratory journey. Weighing just ½ gram, they must successfully navigate a journey of over 2,000 miles to the forested mountains of central Mexico. Many perish along the way. Once in Mexico, these seemingly fragile butterflies while away the winter, waiting for spring to return to the U.S. and Canada. On some unknown cue in March, they break dormancy and head north, mating along the way. Females lay their eggs on milkweed plants growing in northern Mexico or the extreme southern U.S. Their offspring repopulate much of temperate North America where two or three non-migrating generation occur during the warmer months. Then in autumn, the migration begins again, with Monarchs heading to the same areas where their great-great grandparents spent the previous winter. Monarch Monitoring Project
Kate Gorrie Memorial Butterfly House
Stony Brook-Millstone Watershed Association, 31 Titus Mill Road, Pennington, NJ, USA
Phone: (609) 737-7592     
Website      
Email: jwaltman@thewatershed.org
The Butterfly House showcases native butterflies and the native plants that support them. The gardens inside simulate typical habitats of central New Jersey . field, wetland, wet meadow, field and forest. The wildflowers and shrubs inside provide nectar and shelter for butterflies and food for caterpillars.

New York

American Museum of Natural History
Butterfly Conservatory, Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY, USA
Phone: 212-769-5100     
Website      
This is one of the museum's most popular annual seasonal exhibitions. Butterflies and moths make up a large group of insects known as the Order Lepidoptera (lep-i-DOP-ter-ah). The name--from the Greek lepido, "scale", and ptera, "wings"--refers to a prominent feature of adult butterflies and moths, the tiny scales that cover the wings and the rest of the body.
Breck Chapin Memorial Native Species Butterfly House
Paul Smith College Visitor Information Center, 8023 State Route 30 , Paul Smiths, NY, USA
Phone: 518-327-6241     
Website      
Email: bmcdonnell@paulsmiths.edu
Adjacent to the VIC Building is the Breck Chapin Memorial Native Species Butterfly House, featuring butterflies and moths in all stages of development. It is open from 10 AM to 4 PM, seven days a week throughout the summer, weather permitting. (On some rainy days, selected insects from the Butterfly House are taken indoors, and a temporary "indoor Butterfly House" exhibit is set up, with crafts and other indoor activities for children.) The Butterfly House opened this year on 15 June. After Labor Day, the Butterfly House is open on weekends and by appointment, weather permitting. Admission to the VIC Butterfly House is free.
Butterfly Garden
Bronx Zoo, Bronx River Parkway and Boston Road, Bronx, NY, USA
Phone: 718-367-1010     
Website      
Experience the wonder of butterflies and other backyard bugs in a lush wild meadow and spacious greenhouse. Inside the conservatory, classical music creates a soothing backdrop as you amble among monarchs, julias, and other winged beauties.
Cayuga Nature Center
1420 Taughannock Blvd, Ithaca, NY, USA
Phone: (607) 273-6260      Fax: (607) 273-1719
Website      
Outdoor butterfly house open from early summer to early fall. Features native butterflies, notably Monarchs and Admirals together with their food plants. Many are wild caught during the season and released at the end of the season.
Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden
The Strong - National Museum of Play, One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY, USA
Phone: 585-263-2700     
Website      
Enter a lush rain-forest environment and walk among approximately 1,000 brilliantly-colored, free-flying tropical and native butterflies that flutter about (and may even land on you!). Be sure to visit the chrysalis case and see emerging butterflies.
Sweetbriar Nature Center Butterfly House
62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown, NY, USA
Website      
Email: swbriarncLI@aol.com
Sweetbriar Nature Center's Butterfly and Moth Vivarium is Long Island's first living seasonal butterfly display. Created in 1997, with funds donated by the Smithtown Rotary Club, our 30.x50. screened enclosure is home to over 20 species of native North American butterflies and moths complete with lush vegetation and flowers necessary for their survival.

North Carolina

Airlie Gardens
300 Airlie Road, Wilmington, NC, USA
Phone: 910-798-7700     
Website      
Email: mcollogan@nhcgov.com
Airlie Gardens is home to a 2700 square foot native butterfly house opened in 2010. This is a screened facility and is seasonal in its butterfly display (April through October).
Catawba Science Center
243 3rd Avenue NE, Hickory, NC, USA
Phone: (828) 322-8169      Fax: (828) 322-1585
Website      
Butterfly exhibit every two or three years. Check website for schedule.
Museum of Life and Science - Magic Wings Butterfly House
433 Murray Avenue, Durham, NC, USA
Phone: (919) 220-5429     
Website      
Magic Wings is a “total immersion” butterfly exhibit where guests will walk through a rainforest surrounded by 1000 tropical butterflies. One of the Museum’'s most popular attractions, Magic Wings is a thrill for visitors of all ages with a dramatic 35 foot tall conservatory and the Bayer CropScience Insectarium. Magic Wings is among the largest butterfly houses around the world.
Museum of Natural Sciences
11 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC, USA
Phone: 919-733-7450     
Website      
The Conservatory provides visitors with a view of another world—the dry tropical forest. North Carolina is closely connected to this world through migration, shared species, and products. Enter the Living Conservatory and immerse yourself in an amazing world of living plants and animals, including North Carolina’s favorite long-distance travelers: monarch butterflies and ruby-throated hummingbirds. You’ll also find a variety of other butterflies, turtles, snakes—and even a live sloth. See the vanilla orchid and find plants such as annatto, used to color food and cosmetics. Staff are on hand to answer questions.

Ohio

Butterfly House at Wheeler Farms
11455 Obee Road, Whitehouse, OH, USA
Phone: 419-877-2733     
Website      
The Butterfly House contains over 500 butterflies with many different species from North & South America and Asia. The facility was built with the idea of developing beautiful gardens in a controlled environment to exhibit butterflies to the general public. An opportunity to learn about the life cycle of the butterfly and how to promote a healthy environment for these special insects will be provided as well.
Butterfly Museum at Perry's Cave
979 Catawba Avenue, Put-in-Bay, OH, USA
Phone: 419-285-2405     
Website      
Butterfly House at Perry's Cave is a unique habitat featuring a large variety of butterflies. Walk among the exotic butterflies while enjoying the plants and flowers in the large atrium.
Cincinnati Zoo Butterfly Garden
3400 Vine St., Cincinnati, OH, USA
Phone: (513) 281-4700     
Website      
Located in the front entry village on the north side of the Gift Shop, the Butterfly Garden is just one of many Zoo garden beds that are conducive to butterflies and other pollinators.
Cleveland Botanical Garden
11030 East Boulevard, Cleveland, OH, USA
Phone: 216.721.1600     
Website      
Email: info@cbgarden.org
The Glasshouse offers a thrilling year-round escape to the fantastic spiny desert of Madagascar and the butterfly-filled rainforest of Costa Rica. 50 different types of butterflies, birds, reptiles and amphibians flutter, climb and crawl through naturalistic habitats.
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
3900 Wildlife Way, Cleveland, OH, USA
Phone: 216-661-6500     
Website      
Butterfly Magic - exhibit in public greenhouse with hundreds of Central American butterflies open May - Labor Day. Watch chrysalises emerge in case.
Cox Arboretum MetroPark
6733 Springboro Pike, Dayton, OH, USA
Phone: (937) 434-9005     
Website      
Our native-Ohio Butterfly House enables children and adults to view native butterflies and moths in all stages of metamorphosis. Species such as painted lady, red admiral, monarch, giant swallowtail, black swallowtail, spicebush swallowtail, tiger swallowtail, luna moth, Cecropia moth, Polyphemus moth and pipevine swallowtail are featured.
Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Garden
1777 E Broad Street, Columbus, OH, USA
Phone: 614.715.8000     
Website      
Email: info@fpconservatory.org
Butterflies and Blooms Exhibit - over 100 species from 5 continents fly free in a 50,000 sq foot Pacific Islands and cloud forest exhibit. Visitors can watch the emerging of 100's of butterflies from pupae in our Emergence Center.
Krohn Conservatory
1501 Eden Park Drive, Cincinnati, OH, USA
Phone: (513) 421-4086     
Website      
One of the most fascinating and entertaining events held at the Conservatory is the annual Butterfly Show. Countless butterflies are released to fly freely within the Conservatory's showroom, adding yet another blaze of color to an already charming display

Oklahoma

Oklahoma City Zoo Butterfly Garden
2101 NE 50th St., Oklahoma City, OK, USA
Phone: 405-424-3344     
Website      
Flowers in Flight: The Butterfly Experience, which is located on the north side of the Pachyderm Building, houses 200 to 300 butterflies representing 12 species native to the United States. The exhibit can be accessed from inside the Pachyderm Building and is open on a seasonal basis, during the months of mid-May through September.
Tulsa Zoo's Wings of Wonder
6421 East 36th Street North, Tulsa, OK, USA
Phone: (918) 669-6600     
Website      

Oregon

Elkton Community Education Center
15850 Highway 38 West, P. O. Box 684, Elkton, OR, USA
Phone: 541-584-2692      Fax: 541-584-2562
Website      
Email: butterfly@rconnects.com
A raise and release program during the summer months. Featured in a 2005 SUNSET article as one of the 5 best places to see butterflies in the Pacific Northwest. Large butterfly garden. Students give informational tours.
Winged Wonders at the Oregon Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR, USA
Phone: (503) 226-1561     
Website      
Our walk-through butterfly aviary is back by popular demand! The exhibit will be filled with no less than 450 butterflies at any time. The exhibit will also feature approximately 3900 trees and other plants representing more than 80 varieties. About 70 percent are annuals and perennials. Open 8 days before Memorial Day through Labor Day with hours from 10 am to 6 pm. Extra $2 fee in addition to zoo admission.

Pennsylvania

Churchville Nature Center
501 Churchville Rd, Churchville, PA, USA
Phone: 215 357 4005     
Website      
Butterfly House .200 wonderful native butterflies , walk with them and spend as much time as you would like enjoying and learning about these magical creatures. Open May-October reservations suggested
Elmwood Park Zoo Butterfly House
1661 Harding Boulevard, Norristown, PA, USA
Phone: (610) 277-3825      Fax: 610.292.0332
Website      
Email: guestservices@elmwoodparkzoo.org
Small local zoo with seasonal butterfly house
Philadelphia Zoo
3400 West Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Website      
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1 Schenley Dr, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Phone: (412) 622-6914     
Website      
Butterfly forest - Marvel at the fluttering splendor as colorful butterflies break free of their chrysalises to soar and glide among the blooms.
The Academy of Natural Sciences of Drexel University
1900 Benjamin Franklin Parkway, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Phone: (215) 299-1000     
Website      
Butterflies! features a lush, tropical garden filled with colorful plants and a multitude of live butterflies from Central and South America, East Africa, and Southeast Asia.
The Butterfly House at Hershey Gardens
170 Hotel Road, Hershey, PA, USA
Phone: 717-534-3492     
Website      
Email: info@hersheygardens.org
Featuring 350 to 400 butterflies that represent nearly 25 North American varieties, the Butterfly House features nectar plants for food and host plants for egg-laying and caterpillar feeding. The entire lifecycle of the butterfly can be seen within in the house.

Rhode Island

Newport Butterfly Zoo
409 Bulgarmarsh Road, Tiverton, RI, USA
Phone: (401) 849-9519     
Website      
Email: butterflyzoo@webtv.net
Originally opened in 1992, the Butterfly Zoo is the most visible part of the Newport Butterfly Farm, the premiere butterfly breeding facility in Rhode Island. During the warmer months of the year, zoo owner Marc Schenck invites visitors to view the fluttery insects inside his spacious screened greenhouse.

South Carolina

Blooming Butterflies at EdVenture Children's Museum
211 Gervais Street, Columbia, SC, USA
Phone: 803-779-3100      Fax: 803-779-3144
Website      
Email: jsuber@edventure.org
Visit EdVenture Children'’s Museum newest exhibit, “Blooming Butterflies,” and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This immersive outdoor nature exhibit is home to hundreds of butterflies from more than 20 different species native to the southeastern United States. Filled with dozens of species of trees and plants, “Blooming Butterflies” offers a unique experience to visitors of all ages. Walk amongst lush green foliage and be amazed by these delicate creatures as they take to the air, land on flowers and trees and sip nectar from feeding stations. The “Bloom Room” reveals a viewing window, where many butterfly chrysalises are in varying stages of development. Watch as they emerge and dry their wings, while learning about their amazing habits, life cycles and diversity. Blooming Butterflies” provides both children and adults the chance to interact with live butterflies while experiencing and understanding the delicate infrastructure needed in nature to maintain their viability. EdVenture Children's Museum is one of the top children’s museums in the United States, with 350 individual hands on exhibits. Explore EDDIE - the world’s largest child, drive a fire truck, travel through an African rain forest, create your own music – there is no end to what children can learn and discover at EdVenture Children's Museum!
Coastal Discovery Museum Butterfly House
70 Honey Horn Drive, Hilton Head Island, SC, USA
Phone: 843-689-6767      Fax: 843-689-3035
Website      
Email: info@coastaldiscovery.org
The 1200 square foot butterfly habitat is open daily (free admission) and is home to some 13 species of native butterflies to the Lowcountry. During your walk through the enclosure you will discover what types of plants are necessary to sustain butterflies throughout their lifecycle. You will encounter butterfly eggs, caterpillars, and chrysalis. And if you are lucky, witness a chrysalis evolve into an adult butterfly. Interpretive panels will provide additional information on the anatomy of the butterfly and how you can help them thrive.
Congaree National Park
Hopkins, SC, USA
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Astonishing biodiversity exists in Congaree National Park, the largest intact expanse of old growth bottomland hardwood forest remaining in the southeastern United States.
Cypress Gardens
3030 Cypress Gardens Road, Moncks Corner, SC, USA
Phone: 843-553-0515      Fax: 843-569-0644
Website      
Email: dwilliams@berkeleycountysc.gov
Cypress Gardens is a park operated by Berkeley County, SC. The Cypress Gardens butterfly house is approximately 2500 sq. ft. and features native butterfly species as well as koi, goldfish, birds, and turtles. Host plants with butterfly eggs and caterpillars are usually present. The butterfly house is open year round. Please see the website for daily hours of operation and days when the park is closed.
Roper Mountain Science Center Butterfly Garden
402 Roper Mountain Road, Greenville, SC, USA
Phone: (864) 355-8900      Fax: (864) 355-8948
Website      
Email: education@ropermountain.org
The butterfly garden, near the pond and adjacent to the Harrison Hall of Natural Science and Technology, is a joint project of the Roper Mountain Science Center, the roper Mountain Science Center Association, and the Greater Greenville Master Gardeners. It contains many varieties of plants that attract butterflies and bees, and is lovely during each season of the year.

South Dakota

Sertoma Butterfly House & Marine Cove
Sertoma Park, 4320 Oxbow Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD, USA
Phone: 605-334-9466      Fax: 605-334-9662
Website      
Email: info@sertomabutterfly.org
The Butterfly House is home to butterflies from around the world including Central and South America, Africa, Asia and Australia. They begin their journeys at butterfly farms and once they form their chrysalises, they travel to their new home with us where they emerge as beautiful butterflies. Step into a whole new world, where tropical flowers surround you and itÂ’'s always a pleasant 80 degrees. Hundreds of colorful butterflies gracefully flit by to welcome you to their home. This serene haven is a place of discovery, wonder, healing and peace. Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring beauty that is the Butterfly House and feel like you are in a tropical destination.
The Outdoor Campus' Butterfly Garden
4500 S. Oxbow Ave, Sioux Falls, SD, USA
Phone: (605) 362-2777      Fax: (605) 362-2704
Website      
Email: TOC@state.sd.us
Perennials and annuals, carefully researched for their food value, virtually covered a garden 110' by 55'. There is also an entire section for the caterpillars. The garden boasts both host plants for the caterpillars as well as nectar sources for the butterflies.

Tennessee

Butterflies: In Living Color at the Memphis Zoo
2000 Prentiss Place, Memphis, TN, USA
Phone: (901) 333-6500     
Website      
Seasonal exhibit open Memorial Day weekend through October 1st. Home to butterfly species found in Memphis and the Mid-South. Features 35 butterfly species and over 80 different varieties of plants.
Tennessee World Aquarium
One Broad Street, Chattanooga, TN, USA
Phone: 800-262-0695     
Website      
Email: webmaster@tnaqua.org
Travel to a tropical paradise inside the AquariumÂ’'s Butterfly Garden. YouÂ’'ll be surrounded by hundreds of strikingly beautiful butterflies such as the tawny owl, Atlas moth and monarch. View butterflies emerging from pupae and observe daily butterfly releases. These winged jewels come to the Aquarium primarily from Central and South America where butterfly farmers raise pupae for aquariums, botanical gardens and zoos around the world. Butterfly farms not only provide income for these families, they are preserving vital habitat which might otherwise be clear-cut for other agricultural purposes.

Texas

Cockrell Butterfly Center
Houston Museum of Natural Science, 5555 Hermann Circle Drive, Houston, TX, USA
Phone: 713-639-4742      Fax: 713-639-4788
Website      
Year round exhibit of tropical butterflies in tropical rainforest setting. Includes insect zoo (live arthropods) and entomology hall (preserved/mounted arthropods).
Fort Worth Zoo
1989 Colonial Parkway, Fort Worth, TX, USA
Phone: 817-759-7555     
Website      
Heard Museum and wildlife sanctuary
One Nature Place, McKinney, TX, USA
Phone: 972.562.5566     
Website      
Email: Info@heardmuseum.org
Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. The butterfly house includes native species, which vary by season and what is available from suppliers. Our butterfly garden is filled with host plants that naturally attract these lovely creatures.You may even find a few ideas to try in your own garden!
Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens
22306 Aldine Westfield Road, Humble, TX, USA
Phone: 281-443-8731      Fax: 281-443-6078
Website      
Email: mercerarboretum@hcp4.net
An oasis of serenity and natural beauty along Cypress Creek, Mercer Arboretum & Botanic Gardens is a horticultural masterpiece. These 300 acres of East Texas Piney Woods showcase the regionÂ’s largest collection of native and cultivated plants. A living museum, it is also home to a wealth of animal life.
Moody Gardens
One Hope Boulevard, Galveston, TX, USA
Phone: 1-800-582-4673     
Website      
NABA National Butterfly Center
3333. Butterfly Park Drive, Mission, TX, USA
Phone: 956-583-5400      Fax: 956-583-0081
Website      
Email: marianna@nationalbutterflycenter.org
The Butterfly park is located west of Mission from Expressway 83. The park is 1 mile from Bentsen Rio State Park and the World Birding Center. Current development includes 5 acres of native plant gardens and temporary visitor and administrative facilities. We welcome individuals, families and groups of all kinds who want to enjoy nature and butterflies.A master plan is being designed for our 100 acre site that will make NABA International Butterfly Park a magnet for nature enthusists from across North America and beyond. The Butterfly Park is dedicated to education, conservation, and scientific research on wild butterflies. The park is open year round. The hours are 9-5pm daily and currently there is no admission fee. We have Butterfly walks(tours) every first Tuesday of each month. Free. Come and enjoy our Park! Enjoy close enounters with the fragile beauty of wild, unrestrailed butterflies! For more information call 956-583-9009.
River Bend Nature Center
2200 Third Street, Wichita Falls, TX, USA
Phone: 940-767-0843      Fax: 940-322-1230
Website      
Email: info@riverbendnaturecenter.org
The Ruby N. Priddy Butterfly and Nature Conservatory is a one-of-a-kind, state-of-the-art, 7,000 sq. ft. glass structure. It is stocked with native butterflies and landscaped with prairie grasses, trees, shrubs, and wildflowers of the Rolling Plains. Visitors can find many engaging activities in this indoor “nature lab.”
San Antonio Zoo
3903 N. St. MaryÂ’'s Street, San Antonio, TX, USA
Phone: (210) 734-7184      Fax: (210) 734-7291
Website      
Email: information@sazoo-aq.org
Guests experience a spectacular butterfly garden where they are immersed in a lush butterfly habitat surrounded by hundreds of butterflies moving freely throughout the exhibit.
Texas Discovery Gardens
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., Dallas, TX, USA
Phone: 214-428-7476      Fax: 214 428 5338
Website      
Email: tdg@texasdiscoverygardens.org
Located at historic Fair Park in Dallas, Texas Discovery Gardens has 7.5 acres, including an outdoor native butterfly habitat. Inside, the Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium holds hundreds of free-flying tropical butterflies year round.
Thinkery - Austin Children's Museum: Backyard Butterflies Exhibit
201 Colorado St., Austin, TX, USA
Phone: (512) 472-2499     
Website      
Email: almaguerj@austinkids.org
Watch live butterflies flutter through the air! See the colorful patterns of butterfly wings up close. This new, permanent exhibit is an enclosed live butterfly habitat with supporting educational signage. Children and adults will learn about insect traits, life cycles and pattern symmetry by observing dozens of live butterflies. Backyard Butterflies was produced by Austin Children's Museum with support from Austin Community Foundation and cooperation from Wild Connections Butterfly Farm.
Valley Nature Center
301 South Border Ave, Weslaco, TX, USA
Phone: (956) 969-2475     
Website      
Email: info@valleynaturecenter.org
The Lower Rio Grande Valley is one of the top birding and butterfly destinations in the United States. Wander around our trails and you'll know why Malachite and Pixie butterflies, Plain Chachalacas, Great Kiskadees, Buff-bellied Hummingbirds, Texas Tortoises, Eastern Cottontail Rabbits, and several lizard and amphibian species can all be seen here. Our park is a wonderful natural oasis in the middle of the city
Zilker Botanical Gardens
2220 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX, USA
Phone: 512-477-8672     
Website      
Email: info@zilkergarden.org
The Butterfly Garden and Trail has been filled with local flowers and plants that attract numerous butterflies, providing visitors with a view of many of Austin's attractive species as well as migrating varieties. Guided tours feature the interaction between insects and plants in an ecosystem.

Virginia

Bristow Butterfly Garden
Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, VA, USA
Phone: 757-441-5830     
Website      
The 2-acre Bristow Butterfly Garden provides a habitat to attract and support butterflies and moths during all stages of their life cycle. Within the garden you will find a swallowtail and monarch nursery, nectar garden, moonlight garden and butterfly bush collection. Our Butterfly House opens seasonally and provides an up close experience with a variety of butterflies.
Butterfly Station and Garden
Danville Science Center, 677 Craghead Street, Danville, VA, USA
Phone: 434.791.5160     
Website      
Email: dscgs@smv.org
Tour through our Butterfly Station and Garden to view some of natureÂ’s most beautiful creatures! Find out which type of caterpillar certain plants attract, learn the best methods to attract butterflies and get inspired to create your own butterfly garden. Discover your butterfly IQ! Test your ability to identify different butterfly species and learn about the types that live in the area with our guide sheet.
Flying Flowers at Beagle Ridge
1934 Matney Flats Rd, PO 419, Wytheville, VA, USA
Phone: 276-621-4511     
Website      
Email: beagleridge@gmail.com
Come walk through our 1,000 sq foot enclosure which includes Monarchs, Painted ladies, Swallowtails, Red Admirals, Dianas. Flying Flowers contains the necessary host and nectar plants for these winged beauties. In addition enjoy the 2 acre butterfly gardens on site at Beagle Ridge Herb Farm, home to over 30 types of butterflies and moths. Seasonal Thursday- Sunday 10-5 Mid April- Oct.
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
1800 Lakeside Ave, Richmond, VA, USA
Phone: (804) 262-9887     
Website      
With something for all ages and interests, Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden is a place to learn about plants, to marvel at nature, to relax in a beautiful setting, to take gardening classes, or to have a wedding or a business meeting. A wide variety of experiences are offered through its diverse gardens and facilities.
Virginia Living Museum
524 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA, USA
Phone: (757) 595-1900     
Website      
The Virginia Living Museum exhibits the largest collection of native plants in Virginia. Exhibits representing the coastal, piedmont and mountain regions of the state are planted with species appropriate to those regions.

Washington

Tropical Butterfly House at Pacific Science Center
200 Second Ave. N., Seattle, WA, USA
Phone: (206) 443-2001     
Website      
Email: gs@pacsci.org
Enjoy year-round sunshine in the Tropical Butterfly House! Temperatures are in the low 80s, humidity is 60 to 70 percent, and full-spectrum lighting keeps the plants and butterflies healthy. Watch beautiful, exotic butterflies fly, sun themselves, and feed among tropical flowers. See a brand-new butterfly emerge in the chrysalis viewing window. New butterflies are released into the exhibit each morning.
Woodland Park Zoo
601 N 59th St, Seattle, WA, USA
Phone: (206) 548-2500     
Website      
Both Woodland Park Zoo and Oregon Zoo are currently head starting the butterflies. Silverspots from Mount Hebo and Rock Creek are induced to lay eggs in the lab. These butterflies are captured near the end of their life cycle, having already bred and laid eggs in the field before being brought to either zoo. Every day, keepers feed the butterflies homemade nectar, a solution of sugar, water and egg whites on saturated cotton balls.

Wisconsin

Beaver Creek Reserve
S1 County Road K, Fall Creek, WI, USA
Phone: (715) 877-2212     
Website      
Email: bcr@beavercreekreserve.org
A seasonal butterfly house with only native Wisconsin butterflies. The house is a screened building that features different native and cultivated plants which provide the caterpillars with nourishment in the form of green leaves and the adult butterflies energy. The house is open from July 5 - September 10.
Butterfly Gardens of Wisconsin
N2550 State Highway 47, Appleton, WI, USA
Phone: 920-475-0777      Fax: 920-731-5623
Website      
Email: info@butterflygardensofwisconsin.com
Welcome to our gardens. We have a nature center for special events and tours, an open-air butterfly house of native butterflies and nectar/hosts plants for sale, a butterfly bridge overlooking a 2 acre maze in the shape of a butterfly. Open June to Sept 8th for 2013 from Thursday to Sunday...11-4PM. Jack & Marty Voight, owners
Happy Tonics, Inc.
PO Box 17, Shell Lake, WI, USA
Phone: (715) 468-2097     
Website      
Email: maryellen@happytonics.org
1/2 acre Monarch Butterfly Habitat on city land in Shell Lake, Wisconsin. The habitat has a walking trail throughtout, pergola, memory benches, large boulders and a memery tree grove. The habitat is a restored remnant tall grass prairie. Come and enjoy learning about different species of native plants and butterflies. Open to the public. Scheduled events and tours can be arranged by contacting Happy Tonics, Inc.
Mosquito Hill Nature Center's Butterfly House
New London, WI, USA
Website      
Join our Insect Adventure Club for Children! Grab your nets and let’s go on safari—an insect safari, that is! We’ll visit a different habitat each day (prairie, pond, forest and field) to discover the multitude of insects that live at Mosquito Hill. Any butterflies collected will be released into the center’'s Butterfly House.
Puelicher Butterfly Wing
Milwaukee Public Museum, 800 West Wells Street, Milwaukee, WI, USA
Phone: 414-278-2728     
Website      
Email: grouptours@mpm.edu
Permanent exhibit: Stroll amid free-flying butterflies from around the world in The Puelicher Butterfly Wing.