Butterfly Exhibits and Gardens

Many institutions have created butterfly and pollinator gardens and butterfly exhibits. Check this list to find a garden or exhibit near you.

Alabama

Alberta

  • Calgary Zoo, Calgary, Alberta
    • Tropical Butterfly Exhibit
    • Indoor Butterfly Garden
    • Butterfly Garden

Arizona

British Columbia

California

  • Living Desert, Palm Desert, California BFCI member!
    • Seasonal Butterfly Exhibit
  • Oakland Zoo, Oakland, California
    National Wildlife Federation-certified Backyard Habitat

    • Butterfly Garden
  • San Diego Zoo Safari Park, Escondido, California
    National Wildlife Federation-certified Backyard Habitat

    • Seasonal Exotic Butterfly Exhibit

Colorado

  • Pueblo Zoo, Pueblo, Colorado
    • Butterfly/Pollinator Garden

Connecticut

Florida

  • Brevard Zoo, Melbourne, Florida BFCI member!
    • Butterfly Gardens
    • Seasonal Butterfly Exhibit
  • Naples Zoo, Naples, Florida BFCI member!
    National Wildlife Federation-certified Backyard Habitat

    • Butterfly Gardens
  • Central Florida Zoo, Lake Monroe, Florida
    Monarch Watch\’s certified Monarch Waystation

    • Butterfly Garden
  • Zoo Miami, Miami, Florida
    • Butterfly Gardens

Illinois

  • Brookfield Zoo, Chicago, Illinois BFCI member!
    • Seasonal North American Butterfly Exhibit
    • Butterfly Gardens

Iowa

Kentucky

  • Louisville Zoo, Louisville, Kentucky BFCI member!
    • Seasonal North American and Neotropical Butterfly Exhibit
    • Butterfly Garden

Louisiana

  • Audubon Insectarium, New Orleans, Louisiana
    • Year-Round Butterfly Exhibit and Garden (opening scheduled for 2006)

Maryland

  • Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, Maryland
    • Seasonal Exotic Butterfly Exhibit
    • Butterfly Garden

Massachusetts

  • Museum of Science, Boston, Massachusetts BFCI member!
    • Year-Round Butterfly Exhibit

Michigan

  • Detroit Zoo, Detroit, Michigan BFCI member!
    Monarch Watch’s Certified Monarch Waystation

    • Year-Round Tropical Butterfly Exhibit
    • Butterfly Gardens

Minnesota

  • Minnesota Zoo, Minneapolis, Minnesota
    • Seasonal North American Butterfly Exhibit

Missouri

  • Saint Louis Zoo, St. Louis, Missouri
    • Year-Round Tropical Butterfly Exhibit
    • Butterfly Garden
  • Butterfly House, Chesterfield, Missouri BFCI member!
    National Wildlife Federation-certified Backyard Habitat Monarch Watch’s certified Monarch Waystation

    • Year-Round Tropical Butterfly Exhibit
    • Butterfly Garden

Nebraska

New Jersey

New York

  • Bronx Zoo, Bronx, New York
    • Butterfly Zone (seasonal North American butterfly exhibit)
  • Seneca Park Zoo, Rochester, New York BFCI member!
    National Wildlife Federation-certified Backyard Habitat Butterfly Beltway

    • Butterfly Gardens
    • Butterfly Beltway (99 satellite gardens in 9 surrounding counties) http://senecaparkzoo.org/butterfly-beltway.aspx

North Carolina

  • Western North Carolina Nature Center, Asheville, North CarolinaBFCI member!
    National Wildlife Federation-certified Backyard Habitat Monarch Watch’s certified Monarch Waystation

    • Seasonal Butterfly Exhibit
    • Butterfly Garden
  • Airlie Gardens, Wilmington, North Carolina
    • Seasonal NC Butterfly Exhibit
    • Butterfly Garden

Ohio

  • Cleveland Metroparks Zoo, Cleveland, Ohio BFCI member!
    National Wildlife Federation-certified Backyard Habitat

    • Seasonal Exotic Butterfly Exhibit
    • Butterfly Garden
  • Toledo Zoo, Toledo, Ohio BFCI member!
    • Butterfly Garden
  • The Wilds, Cumberland, Ohio
    • Butterfly Exhibit
    • Demonstration Garden
    • Large-Scale Habitat

Oklahoma

  • Oklahoma City Zoo, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma BFCI member!
    Monarch Watch’s certified Monarch Waystation State-certified “Wildscape Garden”

    • Seasonal North American Butterfly Exhibit
    • Butterfly Garden
  • Tulsa Zoo, Tulsa City, Oklahoma
    • Seasonal Butterfly Exhibit

Ontario

  • Toronto Zoo, Toronto, Ontario
    • Seasonal Butterfly Exhibit

Oregon

  • Oregon Zoo, Portland, Oregon BFCI member!
    National Wildlife Federation-certified Backyard Habitat

    • Seasonal Butterfly Exhibit

Pennsylvania

  • Erie Zoo, Erie, Pennsylvania
    • Butterfly Garden

Rhode Island

  • Roger Williams Park Zoo, Providence, Rhode Island BFCI member!
    • Butterfly Garden dedicated to the 2004 victims of the fire at the Station night club

South Carolina

  • Brookgreen Gardens, Murrells Inlet, South Carolina BFCI member!
    • Seasonal Southeastern Butterfly Exhibit

South Dakota

Tennessee

  • Memphis Zoo, Memphis, Tennessee
    • Seasonal North American Butterfly Exhibit
    • Butterfly Garden

Texas

  • Houston Zoo, Houston, Texas
    National Wildlife Federation-certified Backyard Habitat

    • Butterfly Garden
  • Moody Gardens, Galveston, Texas
    • Year-Round Butterfly Exhibit
    • Butterfly Garden
  • Texas Discovery Gardens, Dallas, Texas
    • Year-Round Tropical Butterfly Exhibit, The Rosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House and Insectarium
    • Butterfly Garden

Utah

Virginia

Washington

  • Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle, Washington BFCI member!
    National Wildlife Federation-certified Backyard Habitat

    • Seasonal North American Butterfly Exhibit
    • Butterfly Garden

Wisconsin

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