The Museum is open Wed–Mon, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM. The Sea Center on Stearns Wharf is open daily, 10:00 AM–5:00 PM.

Butterflies Alive!

In the Sprague Butterfly Pavilion

Ended September 5

Walk through a beautiful garden while nearly 1,000 live butterflies flutter freely around you. The exhibit features a dazzling variety of butterflies, from local favorites to exotic tropical species.

Learn about the life cycle and behavior of these spectacular invertebrates while observing them up close.

The exhibit is included in Museum admission. 

Please be prepared to wait in line outside the pavilion. Last entry to the pavilion line is at 4:00 PM. If you purchase Museum admission online in advance, your ticket entry time is your approximate time of entry to the Museum, not the pavilion. Pro tip: You may see shorter lines coming on a weekday! Weekends are the most crowded for this exhibit.

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