May 23 – September 7, 2015
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, weather permitting
(Last ticket sold at 4:45 p.m.)
Butterflies & Blooms is a butterfly exhibition where visitors can immerse themselves in a habitat filled with hundreds of live butterflies. This exhibition is filled with species native to South America, Asia, North America, and Africa, as well as those native to Illinois.
Please note: Due to the recent cool weather, we have a limited amount of butterflies flying in the Butterfly & Blooms exhibition.
For the 2015 season, the 2,800-square-foot white mesh enclosure is located on the Annex Road, as you head out from the Visitor Center to McDonald Woods. Click here to locate on the map.
Up to 500 butterflies can be seen at any one visit. Visitors can also observe butterflies hatching through a window into the pupa emergence room.
Butterflies & Blooms is made possible by the generous support
of The Grainger Foundation.