Open May 9 through October 4, 2015

Come explore the world of the butterfly!

Visit EdVenture's living exhibit, Blooming Butterflies, and explore the world of these fascinating insects! This 2,500 square foot exhibit is filled with dozens of species of trees and plants to showcase the lifespan of more than 20 species of butterflies native to the Southeast. Be sure to check out the Bloom Room and observe chrysalises and emerging butterflies. Keep your eyes open for new species of butterflies each time you visit!


Butterfly Facts

  • 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!