Butterfly Houses and Farms
Where can you go to learn more about butterflies? A great place to observe and study Lepidoptera is at a butterfly
house, where live butterflies are in an enclosure and you can walk through their habitat. Or you can visit a public butterfly garden to see live butterflies visiting native plants. These exhibits educate and encourage people to support the creation and preservation of native butterfly habitats. The following places to visit are arranged alphabetically by state.
Butterfly Houses By State Homepage
|Biophilia Nature Center's Butterfly Garden
Native butterflies in all stages of the life cycle. The Center consists of 20 acres that are being restored with native vegetation, including wildflower meadows of butterfly adult and larval plants. Elberta, AL. Phone 251-987-1200.
|Tucson Botanical Gardens
This garden includes a variety of low-water-use plants that attract butterflies in both the larval and adult stages of their life cycles. Signs illustrate many of the butterflies that can be found in souther
n Arizona gardens. 2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ. Phone 520-326-9686.
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. They also have a large live ant colony and bee hive to observe. 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Scottsdale, AZ 85256. Phone 480-800-3000.
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County,
CA. Where you can experience the beauty and
fun of live free-flying butterflies. adults $15 children (ages 3-12) $6. Children age 2 and under are admitted free. 900 Exposition Boulevard,
Los Angeles, CA 90007. Phone 213-763-DINO.
Butterfly Farms operates a 2000 Square foot butterfly free flight house open to the public showcasing native Southern California butterflies. We are a non profit and offer educational group tours, conduct research on native butterflies and promote conservation and habitat restoration. Vista, CA. Phone 760-613-5867.
Butterfly Pavilion is a 16,000 square foot
facility covering five acres Westminster,
Colorado. Visitors to the facility find
themselves surrounded by more than 1,200
free-flying butterflies. Westminster, CO.
|Western Colorado Botanical Gardens & Butterfly House
They have endless educational possibilities at the Butterfly Ho
use. Self-guided tours or you can have a volunteer take you.
This butterfly farm contains 24 native species. Grand Junction, CO. Phone 970-245-3288.
Discover the secret lives of a captive (and captivating!) group of insects while exploring the Delaware Nature Society's Butterfly House at Ashland Nature Center. From mid-June through August, this 18'x30' mesh greenhouse is home to about 15 species of butterflies and moths including great spangled fritillaries, monarchs, swallowtails, painted ladies and cecropias. 3511 Barley Mill Rd Hockessin, DE 19707. Phone 302-239-2334.
Come face-to-face with exotic, vibrant butterflies fluttering atop a lush tropical canvas of foliage and flowers as you experience the Butterfly Rainforest, the Florida Museum of Natural History's newest permanent exhibit. SW 34th Street and Hull Road. Gainesville, FL 32611. Phone 352-846-2000.
A huge exhibit where you can walk among thousands of LIVE butterflies in all stages of life and enter their habitat. 3600 W. Sample Rd., Coconut Creek, FL. Phone 305-977-4400.
|Fairchild Botanic Garden
Three thousand butterflies are on display every day in The Wings of the Tropics Exhibit in The Clinton Family Conservatory. These butterflies represent about forty different species at a time, creating a living rainbow for visitors to walk through. The Garden is capable of displaying up to two hundred different species at once, and will be continually rotating species for education, study and pure delight. 10901 Old Cutler Road, Coral Gables, FL 33156. Phone: 305-667-1651
small, friendly and educational facility open
to the public mid April through Labor Day.
Totally supported by donations and volunteers.
Navarre, Florida. Located in Navarre Park on
Hwy. 98 at the foot of the Navarre bridge.
Key West Butterfly & Nature Conservatory
are about 30 to 50 species of butterflies in
the conservatory. Some butterflies are always
present but others are only available
seasonally, so you might see many different
butterflies each time you visit. Key West,
Florida. Phone 305-296-2988.
Butterfly Center at Callaway Gardens
of visitors have strolled through the Callaway
Gardens tropical house where butterflies fill
the air with brilliant color. This 4 ?acre
conservatory contains approximately 1,000
tropical butterflies representing 50 species
from Malaysia, the Philippines, Tanzania and
Costa Rica. Pine Mountain, GA. Phone
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