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Florida Butterfly Exhibit with Native Florida Butterflies
Butterfly Birthdy Party and Other Butterfly Celebrations; Read Below

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Native Florida butterfly exhibit open to the public

Spring Planting of the Exhibit
Native Florida Butterfly Exhibit open to the public

Fall Growth in the Exhibit
Native Florida Butterfly Exhibit

A Long-tailed Skipper drinks nectar through the exhibit screen, from the outside! Many butterflies try to get inside the exhibit to the flowers.
Native Florida butterfly exhibit open to the public

Native Florida Butterfly Exhibit open to the public

Native Florida Butterfly Exhibit

The grandchildren interact with butterflies.
Native Florida butterfly exhibit open to the public

Life tatters butterflies. They then live their lives protected from predators and windshields in the exhibit.
Native Florida Butterfly Exhibit open to the public

Sometimes surprises are waiting inside the exhibit as well as in the garden.
Native Florida Butterfly Exhibit

A Viceroy sits on Jacob's nose

Size: 30' x 50'

Open: March 21 - September 20 (Spring and Summer)
Open other dates by appointment only
Closed Sundays except for pre-arranged appointments

Hours: M - F 9 - 5 (the gate is locked at 5PM) and Saturday 9 - 3. Closed Sundays.

Butterfly species flying: Varies from one dozen to over 30 species, depending upon the time of year

Wheelchair accessable: Yes. Floor is mulch on dirt. Walkways are wide for wheelchair accessability

Price: $2 per person per visit OR $5 for annual pass

Butterfly Birthday Party or Celebration: yes! Birthday parties include a tour for party guests and a gift of a butterfly caterpillar and host plant for the birthday honoree. Guests are free to stay in the exhibit as long as the gates are open. (Mishandling of butterflies will mean that the particular guest may be asked to remain outside the exhibit for the sake of the butterflies.) The education room is available for use during the party. Microwave, refrigerator, and sink are available for use. Tables and chairs will be set up in the education room. Please bring your party decorations, food, drinks, and paperware for the party. Price: $200 for up to 20 people.