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Butterflies in Flight

Special Exhibition
Until April 2

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

Timed Entry – Reserve the date and time of your visit now!

Share the fun! #ButterfliesattheMuseum

Admire the beauty and diversity of butterflies. Butterflies are emerging from their chrysalises. Witness this stage of metamorphosis in our butterfly nursery.

Butterflies pollinate flowers and play an important role in the environment. Discover the steps that you can take to help protect and preserve them.

Take a break from the cold weather! Come share the warmth of our solarium's heating lamps.

Plan Your Visit

Timed Entry
Plan the date and time of your visit now!


Save money when you add a 3D movie to your Butterflies in Flight experience with a ticket combo.


Free for members and Tiny Tots (0–2).
Reserve your date and time now.

The last entry to the butterfly house is 45 minutes before the museum closes for the day.

Hours, directions, parking
Parking at the museum can fill up rapidly on weekends and holidays. Give yourself enough time to find alternative parking if necessary so that you are not late for your visit to Butterflies in Flight.

Hotel packages.

Elevate Your Experience

Check out our Butterflies FAQ for great tips on how to best enjoy your visit to the exhibition?

Make your own origami butterfly.

Make your own butterfly garden (PDF).

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


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