Open May through October
Come explore the world of the butterfly!
Visit EdVenture's living exhibit, a 2,500 square foot enclosed habitat designed to showcase the lifespan of over 20 species of butterflies. The exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants that support hundreds of butterflies from more than 20 different species native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room to observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Look, but please don't touch! Although it is tempting to touch these beautiful creatures, one gentle tap of the finger can damage their delicate wings. The species of butterflies in Blooming Butterflies are always different, so keep your eyes open for something new each time you visit!
- Butterflies and moths belong to the order of insects called Lepidoptera. There are more than 250,000 known species of Lepidoptera on Earth and nearly 18,000 of those are butterflies.
- Butterflies are one of the few order of animals that go through complete metamorphosis – and you will find at least two of the stages of this amazing process in Blooming Butterflies!
- Butterflies use their feet to taste and find their food. Look for butterflies in Blooming Butterflies feeding at flowering plants and at feeding stations located throughout the garden.
- Butterflies weigh just about 10 times more than a raindrop. In rainy weather, they tend to find places to escape the drops.
Admission: Blooming Butterflies is included in the cost for admission to EdVenture. Blooming Butterflies is an outdoor exhibit so accessibility to this exhibit will be suspended temporarily if there is inclement weather.
Hours: (Open May through October)
Monday-Saturday: First entry is at 9:30 a.m. Last entry is at 4:30 p.m.
Sunday: First entry is at 12:30 p.m. Last entry is at 4:30 p.m.
Click here to view our Blooming Butterflies photo set on Flickr!