USA Butterfly Exhibition

USA PUBLIC BUTTERFLY GARDENS

Listed below are the names and addresses of Butterfly Exhibtions that visitors have told us about. We believe this information to be accurate, for corrections/additions please contact us

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ALABAMA

Biophilia Nature Center's Butterfly Garden
Elberta, AL - Small indoor garden with native butterflies in all stages of the life cycle, in season. The Center consists of 20 acres which are being restored with native vegetation, including wildflower meadows full of butterfly larva and adult host plants. Hours change seasonally and cost is minimal or none, depending upon the season.

The Huntsville Botanical Garden
4747 Bob Wallace Avenue, Huntsville, Alabama 35805
Phone: (256) 830-4447 / Fax: (256) 830-5314

ARIZONA

Sonoran Arthropod Studies, Inc. (SASI) Insect Zoo
2437 North Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85703

Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ; Phone 520-326-9686.

CALIFORNIA

San Diego Wild Animal Park
15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027-9614, Phone 619-480-9573.

Butterfly Garden at Fantasy Fair
Gavilan - CA. Located at the Fantasy Faire in the ghost town of Gavilan Hills is a place where visitors often see the endanger Checkered Keno as well as Monarch, Swallowtail and many, many others. It is south of Riverside, between Corona and Perris. A free scope is provided for close up viewing. It is a natural wildflower garden with walkways, a little frog pond and a big log to sit on while viewing. Thousands of caterpillar in the area every spring! Free admission and free parking, open Saturday and Sunday 9-5. (909)776-0391

Greater Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1498, Phone 213-664-1100.

The Insect Zoo
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90000, Phone 213-744-3558

The Las Palmas Park Butterfly Garden (L.P.B.G.)

Butterfly House at Turtle Bay Museum and Arboretum

Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp, 836 Auditorium Dr., Redding, CA; phone (530)243-8850.

San Francisco Zoological Society Insect Zoo
Zoo Road and Skyline Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94132.

Marine World Africa -USA
Marine World Parkway (Junction of I-80 and California 37), Vallejo, CA 94589, Phone 707-643-6722.

COLORADO

Western Colorado Botanical Gardens & Butterfly House
Grand Junction, CO; Phone (970) 245-3288

Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
6252 West 104th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80020, Phone 303-469-5441. Email pavilion@tesser.com

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

National Zoological Park - Pollinarium
3000 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008, Phone 202-673-4789.

Smithsonian Butterfly Habitat Garden
Between 9th St. tunnel and the Natural History Museum (East Side)

Smithsonian Insect Zoo

Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of Natural History, Tenth and Constitution Avenues, NW, Washington, DC 20560, Phone 202-673-4717.

DELAWARE

Butterfly House at Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, DE

FLORIDA

Homosassa Butterfly
6991 W.Cardinall Street
Homosassa, Florida 34446 Tel: 352 628 6362

Key West Butterfly Conservatory
1316 Duval Street Key West, Florida 33040 tel:(305) 296-2988 | (800) 839-4647

Panhandle Butterfly House
Navarre, FL

Butterfly Rainforest
University of Florida at Gainesville.

Wings of Wonder Butterfly Conservatory at Cypress Gardens
Winter Haven, FL

Butterfly World
Tradewinds Park, 3600 West Sample Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073, Phone 305-977-4400.

GEORGIA

The Day Butterfly Center
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000, Phone 706-663-2281.

ILLINOIS

Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513, Phone 312-485-0263.

Illinois State Museum
Corner of Spring and Edwards, Springfield, IL 62706.

The Field Museum
Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496; Phone 312-922-9410.

INDIANA

Mesker Park Botanic Garden
Opened May 9, 1998. 2421 Bement Ave., Evansville, IN 47712; Phone 812-428-0715. Open May - October 10am-4pm; $1 admission.

IOWA

Butterfly Exhibit at The Pedestrian Mall
Pedestrian Mall, Iowa City, IA - Outdoors with small gift shop. $3 admission.

KANSAS

Botanica - The Wichita Gardens
701 Amidon, Wichita, KS 67203; Phone 316-264-0448;

LOUISIANA

Audubon Nature Institute
P.O. Box 4327 New Orleans, LA 70178 (504) 861-2537

MASSACHUSETTS

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens
South Deerfield, MA; Phone 413-665-2805
http://magicwings.com/

The Butterfly Place
Papillon Park, 120 Tyngsboro Road, Westford, MA 01885; Phone 508-392-0955.

Butterfly Garden at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
South Wellfleet, MA

MARYLAND

Baltimore Zoo
Baltimore, MD.

Horsehead Wetlands Center
Grasonville, MD; Phone 410-827-6694

Brookside Gardens - "Wings of Fancy"
1800 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902
301-962-1453

MICHIGAN

Binder Park Zoo
7400 Division Street, Battle Creek, MI 49017.

Detroit Zoological Park
8450 W. 10 Mile road, Royal Oak, MI 48068.

John Ball Zoological Garden
201 Market Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

Mackinac Island Butterfly House
6750 McGulpin St, Mackinac Island, MI 49757, Phone 906-847-3972.
Open May through October.

Martha G. Parfet Butterfly House
Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000 N. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49004; 616-381-1574 ; butterflies in summer only.

Michigan State University Butterfly House
Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Phone 517-355-1803.

Frederik Meijer Gardens
Grand Rapids, MI, Phone 616-957-1580. Open March 6 - April 18 1999

Saginaw Children's Zoo
1435 S. Washington, Saginaw, MI 48601.

MINNESOTA

Minnesota Zoo
Apple Valley, MN; Phone 800-366-7811

MISSOURI

Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House & Education Center
15193 Olive Boulevard in Faust Park
Chesterfield, MO 63017
Phone: 636-530-0076
www.butterflyhouse.org

St. Louis Zoological Park
Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63110.

NEW ENGLAND

Franklin Park Zoo (Butterfly Landing)
Boston Phone: 617-541-LION (5466)http://www.zoonewengland.com/fpz/exhibit.shtml

NEW JERSEY

Cape May Bird Observatory
P.O. Box 3, Cape May Point, NJ 08212, Phone 609-884-2736.

Kate Gorrie Memorial Butterfly House
Buttinger Nature Center, Pennington, NJ, Phone (609) 737-7592.

The Philadelphia Eagles Four Seasons Butterfly House and Education Centre
Camden, New Jersey Phone 865-365-8733

NEW YORK

American Museum of Natural History
Biology of Invertebrates Hall, 79th Street and Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, Phone 212-769-5000.

Butterfly Zone, The Bronx Zoo
Fordham Rd & Bronx River Parkway, Bronx, NY; Phone 718-367-1010.

Sweetbriar Nature Center
Smithtown, NY

NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina Zoological Park
Asheboro, NC

Magic Wings, Museum of Life and Science
443 Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704. 919-220-5429. An enclosed seasonal butterfly house which visitors stroll through to observe butterflies and plantings.

OHIO

Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220, Phone 513-281-4700 or 800-94-HIPPO.

Butterfly House at Cox Arboretum and Gardens
Dayton, OH

OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma City Zoo's Butterfly Garden
Oklahoma City, OK

Tulsa Zoo's Wings of Wonder
Tulsa, OK; Open May 6 through October 8.

OREGON

Wing of Wonder
5978 Willamette Ferry St
Independence, OR 97351

Washington Park Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221.

 

Elkton Community Education Center

15850 Highway 38 West Elkton, OR   97436

Website:  elktonbutterflies.com

open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day

PENNSYLVANIA

Academy of Natural Science's Butterfly Exhibit
Philadelphia, PA; Phone 215-299-1000.

Hershey Gardens
Hershey, PA

Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia, PA.

Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
One Schenley Park Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830
Phone (412) 622-6914

RHODE ISLAND

The Butterfly Zoo
409 Bulgarmarsh Road Tiverton,
Rhode Island Open : June, July and August Closed the Rest of the
year. For hours, prices, directions please go to
http://community-2.webtv.net/butterflyzoo/HowtoGetHere/

SOUTH CAROLINA

Congaree Swamp National Monument - Native Plant Butterfly Garden
Hopkins, SC

Roper Mtn Science Center's Butterfly Garden
Greenville, SC

SOUTH DAKOTA

The Outdoor Campus' Butterfly Garden
Sioux Falls, SD; (605) 362-2777

Sertoma Butterfly House
4320S. Oxbow Avenue, Sioux Falls, SD 57106 (605)334-9466 1-800- 349-4152
Open Year-round Admission Required Neighbors to The Outdoor Campus.

TENNESSEE

Butterfly Emporium
Dollywood, TN

Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga, TN.
http://www.tnaqua.org/Animals/butterflies.asp

TEXAS

Abilene Zoological Society
P.O. Box 60, Abilene TX 79609.

TEXAS DISCOVERY GARDEN

3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
--Gate 6 at Fair Park--
Dallas, Texas 75210
TDG@TexasDiscoveryGardens.org


Moody Gardens
Galveston Island, TX

Zilker Botanical Gardens
Austin, TX

Fort Worth Zoological Park Insectarium
2727 Zoological Park Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76110-1787, Phone 817-870-7057.

The Cockerell Butterfly Center
Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Herman Circle Drive, Houston, TX 77030, Phone 713-639-4678.

Yeager Butterfly Farm
570 William Drive, Pearsall, TX 78061.

Cushing Butterfly Farm
1512 Jenny Lane, Richmond, TX.

San Antonio Zoological Garden
3903 North St. Mary's, San Antonio, TX 78212.

Valley Nature Center
301 S Border, Weslaco, TX; Phone 210-969-2475.

VIRGINIA

Butterfly Station at Danville Science Center

Butterfly Greenhouse in Danville, VA. Seasonal exhibit.

Virginia Living Museum, Newport News, VA; May 20 through October 8 has an outdoor butterfly garden.

Bristow Butterfly Habitat at Norfolk Botanical Gardens

Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, VA - 3-acre habitat for butterflies and moths; Phone 757-441-5838.

Flying Flowers at Beagle Ridge

Beagle Ridge Herb Farm and Environmental Education Center 'your outdoor classroom in the Blue Ridge'

PO 419, Wytheville, VA 24382

276-621-4511
www.beagleridgeherbfarm.com and www.flyingflowersva.com

WASHINGTON

Friday Harbor Butterfly House
232 A Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250; Phone 360-378-WINGS.

Tropical Butterfly House and Insect Village
Seattle, WA (Pacific Science Center)

Woodland Park Zoo's Butterfly Garden
Seattle, WA

WISCONSIN

The Gardens at Thunder Ridge
South central Wisconsin

Hixon Forest Nature Center
Hixon Forest Nature Center, located in the beautiful bluff country of La Crosse, WI,

Puelicher Butterfly Wing
Milwaukee, WI; Milkwaukee Public Museum; permanent exhibit.

Mosquito Hill Nature Center's Butterfly House
New London, WI - Open from July - August. Contact Jim Anderson, naturalist, at 920-779-6433.

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