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Butterfly Conservatories & Gardens


Biophilia Nature Center's Butterfly Garden
Elberta, AL - Small indoor garden with native butterflies in all stages of the life cycle, in season. The Center consists of 20 acres which are being restored with native vegetation, including wildflower meadows full of butterfly larva and adult host plants. Hours change seasonally and cost is minimal or none, depending upon the season.
Birmingham Zoo Insectarium
2630 Cahaba Road, Birmingham, AL 35223.
Sonoran Arthropod Studies, Inc. (SASI) Insect Zoo
2437 North Stone Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85703
Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way, Tucson, AZ; Phone 520-326-9686.
San Diego Wild Animal Park
15500 San Pasqual Valley Road, Escondido, CA 92027-9614, Phone 619-480-9573.
Butterfly Garden at Fantasy Fair
Gavilan - CA. Located at the Fantasy Faire in the ghost town of Gavilan Hills is a place where visitors often see the endanger Checkered Keno as well as Monarch, Swallowtail and many others. Free admission and free parking, open Saturday and Sunday 9-5. (909)776-0391
Greater Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027-1498, Phone 213-664-1100.
The Insect Zoo
Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County, 900 Exposition Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90000, Phone 213-744-3558
Butterfly House at Turtle Bay Museum and Arboretum
Paul Bunyan's Forest Camp, 836 Auditorium Dr., Redding, CA; phone (530)243-8850.
San Francisco Zoological Society Insect Zoo
Zoo Road and Skyline Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94132.
Marine World Africa -USA
Marine World Parkway (Junction of I-80 and California 37), Vallejo, CA 94589, Phone 707-643-6722.
Western Colorado Botanical Gardens & Butterfly House
Grand Junction, CO; Phone (970) 245-3288
Butterfly Pavilion and Insect Center
6252 West 104th Avenue, Westminster, CO 80020, Phone 303-469-5441. Email
National Zoological Park - Pollinarium
3000 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20008, Phone 202-673-4789.
Smithsonian Butterfly Habitat Garden
Between 9th St. tunnel and the Natural History Museum (East Side)
Smithsonian Insect Zoo
Smithsonian Institute, National Museum of Natural History, Tenth and Constitution Avenues, NW, Washington, DC 20560, Phone 202-673-4717.
Butterfly House at Ashland Nature Center
Hockessin, DE
Butterfly World
Tradewinds Park, 3600 West Sample Road, Coconut Creek, FL 33073, Phone 305-977-4400.
Panhandle Butterfly House
Navarre, FL
Wings of Wonder Butterfly Conservatory at Cypress Gardens
Winter Haven, FL
The Day Butterfly Center
Callaway Gardens, Pine Mountain, GA 31822-2000, Phone 706-663-2281.
Brookfield Zoo
3300 Golf Road, Brookfield, IL 60513, Phone 312-485-0263.
Illinois State Museum
Corner of Spring and Edwards, Springfield, IL 62706.
The Field Museum
Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605-2496; Phone 312-922-9410.
Mesker Park Botanic Garden
Opened May 9, 1998. 2421 Bement Ave., Evansville, IN 47712; Phone 812-428-0715. Open May - October 10am-4pm; $1 admission.
Butterfly Exhibit at The Pedestrian Mall
Pedestrian Mall, Iowa City, IA - Outdoors with small gift shop. $3 admission.
Botanica - The Wichita Gardens
701 Amidon, Wichita, KS 67203; Phone 316-264-0448; click HERE for more details from David Denholm.
Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens
South Deerfield, MA; Phone 413-665-2805
The Butterfly Place
Papillon Park, 120 Tyngsboro Road, Westford, MA 01885; Phone 508-392-0955.
Baltimore Zoo
Baltimore, MD.
Horsehead Wetlands Center
Grasonville, MD; Phone 410-827-6694
Binder Park Zoo
7400 Division Street, Battle Creek, MI 49017.
Detroit Zoological Park
8450 W. 10 Mile road, Royal Oak, MI 48068.
John Ball Zoological Garden
201 Market Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.
Mackinac Island Butterfly House
Sawyers Greenhouse, 1308 McGaulpin, Mackinac Island, MI 49757, Phone 906-847-3972.
Martha G. Parfet Butterfly House
Kalamazoo Nature Center, 7000 N. Westnedge Ave., Kalamazoo, MI 49004; 616-381-1574 ; butterflies in summer only.
Michigan State University Butterfly House
Department of Entomology, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, Phone 517-355-1803.
Frederik Meijer Gardens
Grand Rapids, MI, Phone 616-957-1580. Open March 6 - April 18 1999
Saginaw Children's Zoo
1435 S. Washington, Saginaw, MI 48601.
Minnesota Zoo
Apple Valley, MN; Phone 800-366-7811
Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House
Faust Park, Chesterfield, MO - Opens September 18, 1998.
St. Louis Zoological Park
Forest Park, St. Louis, MO 63110.
North Carolina Zoological Park
Asheboro, NC
Magic Wings, Museum of Life and Science
443 Murray Ave, Durham, NC 27704. 919-220-5429.
Cape May Bird Observatory
P.O. Box 3, Cape May Point, NJ 08212, Phone 609-884-2736.
Kate Gorrie Memorial Butterfly House
Opening 6-10-2000, Buttinger Nature Center, Pennington, NJ, Phone (609) 737-7592.
American Museum of Natural History
Biology of Invertebrates Hall, 79th Street and Central Park West, New York, NY 10024, Phone 212-769-5000.
Butterfly Zone, The Bronx Zoo
Fordham Rd & Bronx River Parkway, Bronx, NY; Phone 718-367-1010.
Sweetbriar Nature Center
Smithtown, NY
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
3400 Vine Street, Cincinnati, OH 45220, Phone 513-281-4700 or 800-94-HIPPO.
Butterfly House at Cox Arboretum and Gardens
Dayton, OH
Oklahoma City Zoo's Butterfly Garden
Oklahoma City, OK
Washington Park Zoo
4001 SW Canyon Road, Portland, OR 97221.
Butterflies Forever
Seaside, OR; Phone (503) 738-3180. Exhibit open Memorial Day through September.
Academy of Natural Science's Butterfly Exhibit
Philadelphia, PA; Phone 215-299-1000.
Hershey Gardens
Hershey, PA - to open June 1998
Philadelphia Zoo
Philadelphia, PA.
Newport Butterfly Farm
594 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown, RI 02842, Phone 401-849-9519. Open 5/17 - 9/30 daily 11-4. Admission $5; children under 12 $3; children under 3 free.
Butterfly Emporium

Dollywood, TN.

Abilene Zoological Society
P.O. Box 60, Abilene TX 79609.
Moody Gardens
Galveston Island, TX
Zilker Botanical Gardens
Austin, TX
Fort Worth Zoological Park Insectarium
2727 Zoological Park Drive, Fort Worth, TX 76110-1787, Phone 817-870-7057.
The Cockerell Butterfly Center
Houston Museum of Natural Science, One Herman Circle Drive, Houston, TX 77030, Phone 713-639-4678.
Yeager Butterfly Farm
570 William Drive, Pearsall, TX 78061.
Cushing Butterfly Farm
1512 Jenny Lane, Richmond, TX.
San Antonio Zoological Garden
3903 North St. Mary's, San Antonio, TX 78212.
Valley Nature Center
301 S Border, Weslaco, TX; Phone 210-969-2475.
Butterfly Garden at Wellfleet Bay Wildlife Sanctuary
South Wellfleet, WA
Friday Harbor Butterfly House
232 A Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250; Phone 360-378-WINGS.
Tropical Butterfly House and Insect Village
Seattle, WA (Pacific Science Center
Mosquito Hill Nature Center's Butterfly House
New London, WI - Open from July - August. Contact Jim Anderson, naturalist, at 920-779-6433.

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