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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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
Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ; Phone 520-326-9686.
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.
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 email@example.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.
Butterfly House at Ashland Nature Center
Wings of the Tropics
Fairchild Tropical Botanic Garden
10901 Old Cutler Rd.
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
University of Florida at Gainesville.
Wings of Wonder Butterfly Conservatory at Cypress Gardens
Winter Haven, FL
Tradewinds Park, 3600 West Sample Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073, Phone 305-977-4400.
The Day Butterfly Center
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000, Phone 706-663-2281.
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.
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.
Butterfly Exhibit at The Pedestrian Mall
Pedestrian Mall, Iowa City, IA - Outdoors with small gift shop. $3 admission.
Botanica - The Wichita Gardens
701 Amidon, Wichita, KS 67203; Phone 316-264-0448;
Audubon Nature Institute
P.O. Box 4327 New Orleans, LA 70178 (504) 861-2537
Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens
South Deerfield, MA; Phone 413-665-2805
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
Horsehead Wetlands Center
Grasonville, MD; Phone 410-827-6694
Brookside Gardens - "Wings of Fancy"
1800 Glenallan Ave.
Wheaton, MD 20902
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.
Apple Valley, MN; Phone 800-366-7811
Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House & Education Center
15193 Olive Boulevard in Faust Park
Chesterfield, MO 63017
St. Louis Zoological Park
Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63110.
Franklin Park Zoo (Butterfly Landing)
Boston Phone: 617-541-LION (5466)http://www.zoonewengland.com/fpz/exhibit.shtml
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
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
North Carolina Zoological Park
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.
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
Oklahoma City Zoo's Butterfly Garden
Oklahoma City, OK
Tulsa Zoo's Wings of Wonder
Tulsa, OK; Open May 6 through October 8.
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
open daily Memorial Day through Labor Day
Academy of Natural Science's Butterfly Exhibit
Philadelphia, PA; Phone 215-299-1000.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
One Schenley Park Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3830
Phone (412) 622-6914
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
Congaree Swamp National Monument - Native Plant Butterfly Garden
Roper Mtn Science Center's Butterfly Garden
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 Aquarium in Chattanooga, TN.
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
Galveston Island, TX
Zilker Botanical Gardens
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.
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
www.beagleridgeherbfarm.com and www.flyingflowersva.com
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
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.
visited in Sept 2014- loved the farm & seeing all the different butterflies freely flying around. The talk was informative & interactive. Thanks for a great tour.
We too visited the farm on St Marten on 4/4/12. There were 6 of us visiting and you happened to tell us that Northern Virginia has 6 different varieties of Swallowtail and we had ... read more
My family and I had a great time!!!!! Karen made my grandmother's day with that special tour minus caterpillars! (Grams was afraid of caterpillars and refused to go in) One of t ... read more
What a magnificent example of preserving nature. Our visit in St Marten was one of the highlights.
We loved our visit. As a beekeeper I can certainly relate to planting a butterfly garden. Butterflies and honeybees are attracted to many of the same plants. It is a great way t ... read more