Butterflies

Butterflies: Reptiland’s colorful inhabitants return April 19, 2014!

This exhibit is currently closed for the season.

Experience hundreds of butterflies in flight as you walk through our native greenhouse. Almost everyone appreciates their beauty, but how much do you really know about them? Did you know that butterflies can’t hear? Like snakes, they sense vibrations through the surfaces they touch. Did you know butterflies are found everywhere but Antarctica; they taste with their feet; and some, like the Monarch, can migrate up to 2,000 miles? Visit us April 19 through October 31, 2014 to see different species and learn all about these winged creatures.

butterfliesWant  a closer look? We now offer the chance to feed them! Ask our staff in the butterfly greenhouse for details.

Planning a field trip for your students or just looking for an educational supplement to this exhibit? Check out our Butterflies Educational Packet!