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Butterflies in Flight

Special Exhibition
Dec. 16, 2017 – April 2, 2018

Enter a world of brilliant butterflies, experience a warm relaxing tropical environment with flowering plants and hundreds of live butterflies.

A butterfly resting on a hand.

Some butterflies like this Red Lacewing (Cethosia biblis) could land on you! Image: © Rostislav Ageev/Shutterstock.com

Owl butterflies and chrysalises.

These Owl butterflies are emerging from their chrysalises. Witness this stage of metamorphosis in our butterfly nursery. Image: © Galeli/Shutterstock.com

A butterfly resting on a flower.

Admire the beauty and diversity of butterflies, including this Zebra Longwing (Heliconius cydno) from South America. Image: © Bildagentur Zoonar GmbH/Shutterstock.com

Two butterflies in vegetation.

Butterflies like these Papper Kites (Idea leuconoe) pollinate flowers and play an important role for the environment. Image: © Perry Chang/Shutterstock.com

A butterfly resting on a leaf.

Learn about the threats facing butterflies like this Malachite Butterfly (Siproeta Stelenes) and the steps that you can take to help protect and preserve them. Image: © Fotogenix/Shutterstock.com

Three butterflies resting on flowers.

Take a break from the cold weather! Come share the warmth from our solarium heating lamps with the African Monarch butterflies (Danaus chrysippus). Image: © Viktor Loki/Shutterstock.com

Please note that the variety of butterfly species in the exhibit will vary based on availability.

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