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?
Tropical Blue Wave
Banded Orange Longwing
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.
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.