Please note: The Butterfly Habitat is currently closed. Weather permitting, the habitat will be open for the fall season, Sept. 14 through Nov. 18.
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Interior of the Springs Preserve Butterfly Habitat

Butterfly Habitat

In this seasonal exhibit, wander through our unique Butterfly Habitat and witness the fascinating dance between free-flying butterflies, the plants that sustain them, and their important role as pollinators in the ecosystem.

You'll emerge with a better understanding of the environment needed for the survival of these spectacular animals.

Hours and admission

The Butterfly Habitat is currently closed. Weather permitting, the habitat will be open for the fall season, Sept. 14 through Nov. 18, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (last tickets sold at 2:45 p.m.) The schedule is subject to change based on weather conditions and special event availability. Admission is $2 for value members, $3 for non-members. Bronze and above members receive free admission. All guests ages 2 and up must be ticketed.

Video: Butterfly Habitat

Hundreds of butterflies and an array of butterfly-friendly plants have taken residence at the Preserve! Press play to explore the beauty of our Butterfly Habitat.

Video: Virtual Adventure

Our Butterfly Habitat is open each spring and fall. Explore our seasonal exhibit in 360 degrees and get a look inside!

Video: Attracting butterflies

We’ve filled our Habitat with butterfly-friendly plants. If you’re looking to attract some fluttering friends to your own yard, consider planting these nectar plants.

Want to know more about our butterflies?

Painted Lady

Painted Lady

Tropical Blue Wave

Tropical Blue Wave

Gulf Fritillary

Gulf Fritillary

Banded Orange Longwing

Banded Orange Longwing

Identify additional butterfly species you may see at the Habitat.

Video: Blue Morpho Facts

Of all the species we display, the blue morpho is a favorite of our guests. Watch this video to learn about their beautiful coloration.

Video: Monarch Facts

Did you know that the monarch butterfly is poisonous if eaten? Learn more about "the king of butterflies" by watching this video.

Video: What Butterflies Eat

In this video, Springs Preserve zoologist Thomas O'Toole explains what—and how—butterflies eat.

Butterfly Habitat welcome sign featuring steel engraved butterflies

Support the Habitat

Engraved butterflies and plaques make wonderful and enduring Mother's Day, birthday, anniversary, legacy or memorial gifts—and support the ongoing operation and maintenance needs of the Habitat. Learn more about supporting the Butterfly Habitat at the Springs Preserve.

Crayons and activity sheet

Kids activity sheet

Help your kids learn more about butterflies prior to their visit by having them complete this Butterfly Activity Sheet. The completed activity sheet can be redeemed for 100 bonus points in the Nature Exchange!

These butterfly themed gifts celebrate the timeless beauty and hope epitomized by our fluttering friends.

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