- Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
- 1800 Lakeside Avenue
- Region Central Virginia
- Locality Henrico
- Friday, May 24, 2013 - Sunday, October 13, 2013 (9:00 AM-5:00 PM)
- Phone: (804) 262-9887
- www.lewisginter.org www.lewisginter.org
Open daily; 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Experience the wonderful world of butterflies! Tropical beauties, fascinating and showy, transform the Conservatory's North Wing into a wonderland of vibrant colors...captivating sights...and extraordinary discoveries.
Get up close and personal as hundreds of tropical and native butterflies feed on colorful flowers, flutter and take flight all around you. Explore their origins, preferred habitats and lifecycles. This exhibit is geared for all ages with butterfly-related activities and programs for adults and children in the Garden.
Butterfly Nursery: Peek inside this special box where native butterfly species will emerge from chrysalides.
Butterfly Release: Wednesdays at 2 p.m. & Saturdays at 10 a.m.: Visit during these scheduled times to
see newly emerged butterflies released into the exhibit. Please note the number of butterflies being released may range from several to a dozen.
Butterflies tend to be most active on sunny days and in the morning and early afternoon; they tend to roost more on cloudy days and in late afternoon. Photos are permitted (no tripods). Because these are non-native species and must be contained, no large bags or strollers are permitted. Wheelchairs are allowed.
Exhibit included with Garden admission; on July 4 (ONLY) admission to the Garden, including Butterflies LIVE!, is free.
Admission Fee: Included with admission; $11 adults; $10 seniors; $7 children ages 3 - 12; under age 3 and members free
Last Updated: 9/5/2012 9:33 AM