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
Seasons Butterfly House
any given day you can observe between nine and
fifteen species flying, basking, nectaring,
and laying eggs in their 1,200 square foot
home. Camden, New Jersey. Phone 856-365-8733.
Gorrie Memorial Butterfly House
Butterfly House showcases native butterflies
and the wildflowers with which they are
associated. The garden inside simulates
several typical habitats of central New Jersey
– field, wetland, and wet meadow. Plants
include those that are nectar sources for
adults, and those that serve as food for
caterpillars. 31 Titus Mill Rd, Pennington
NJ 08534. Phone: 609-737-3735.
Butterflies such as the eastern
tiger swallowtails live among other species
such as luna and cecropia moths. The
30-by-55-foot structure duplicates the natural
environment of the region. It contains
roadside wild flowers such as milkweed,
garden-variety flowers, host plants and trees
that are used by butterflies and moths. Phone
|Dancing Wings Butterfly
Enter a lush rain-forest environment and walk among approximately 800 brilliantly-colored, free-flying tropical and native butterflies that flutter about (and may even land on shoulders or hands). One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607. Phone 585-263-2700.
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. 62 Eckernkamp Drive, Smithtown,
New York 11787. 631-979-6344.
Wings Butterfly House
1,000 exotic butterflies fluttering through
rainforest trees, feeding on vibrant tropical
flowers, and gliding over a flowing stream.
The conservatory maintains a welcoming
tropical climate of 80 degrees F (27C). Get a
larger-than-life view of insects in the
Aventis CropScience Insectarium. Durham, NC.
|Butterfly House at Cox Arboretum and Gardens
See up-close live butterflies and plants that are common to southwest Ohio. Dayton, OH.
Fun butterfly farms.
Butterfly House contains over 1000 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.11455 Obee Rd, Whitehouse, OH
43571. Phone 419-877-2733.
|Oklahoma City Zoo's Butterfly Garden
This 20,000 square foot open area is designed especially for butterflies. Oklahoma City, OK.
|The Papilion Butterfly House
This unique structure serves as an open air captive sanctuary for many varieties of Oklahoma native butterflies and gives visitors an up close and personal experience. Watch the amazing metamorphosis of butterflies hatching daily throughout the summer months. Honor Heights Park, Muskogee, OK.
|Bear Mountain Butterfly
Experience wonder in this hands-on family attraction with live butterflies, interactive displays, children’s Art Space, watch a video, enjoy a fascinating mini-program, hand feed butterflies. 18 Church Rd., Jim Thorpe, PA 18229. Phone 570-325-4848.
House at Hershey Gardens
splendor and amazing lifecycle make
butterflies everyone's favorite insect. The
Butterfly House at Hershey Gardens is home to
more than 300 of these marvelous creatures.
Representing nearly 25 butterfly varieties,
the Butterfly House has nectar plants for food
and host plants for egg-laying and caterpillar
feeding. 170 Hotel Rd, Hershey, PA. Phone
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