At the Butterfly Pavilion, there are more adventures than you can imagine. Explore the tropical rainforestís winding paths where over 1,200 butterflies flutter around you.
Hold a friendly tarantula in the palm of your hand. Discover what lurks in your very own backyard on a colossal scale. As the nationís first stand-alone non-profit insect zoo, the Butterfly Pavilion is the ideal place to see and interact with exotic live invertebrates from around the globe.
Itís where science, fun and education come together. Wings over the Tropics Explore our lush tropical conservatory, home to more than 1,200 live butterflies from around the world. Witness butterflies emerging from their chrysalides and join in releasing them into the rainforest.
Check out the Crawl-A-See-Em. Get eye-to-eye with tarantulas, leaf insects, scorpions, beetles, giants millipedes, and many more. Try the petting tank at the Waterís Edge ! Touch live sea stars and other aquatic invertebrates from the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.
Shrunk! Experience this eye-popping new exhibit with giant animatronic insects that actually move!
Hours Open Daily 9 am to 5 pm (winter) and 9 am to 6 pm (summer).
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