Butterflies Alive!

In the Sprague Butterfly Pavilion

May 25 through September 2, 2024

The extremely popular Butterflies Alive! exhibit returns to the Sprague Butterfly Pavilion every summer. Featuring a dazzling variety of more than two dozen tropical butterfly species from Costa Rica, this immersive experience welcomes guests to walk through a beautiful garden while nearly 1,000 live butterflies flutter freely around them. Peer into the emergence chamber to see butterflies at an earlier stage of life. You might witness an adult butterfly popping out of its chrysalis! Learn more about the science behind the exhibit in our short video series.

Butterflies Alive! is included with Museum admission. Members are always free.

Exhibit sponsored by LLWW Foundation
Media Sponsor: NOOZHAWK

Additional butterfly photos © 2023 Gary Robinson. Visit Robinson's website to see more spectacular photos from Butterflies Alive!