Butterflies

 

The Butterflies are Back!   

February 28th thru April 20th, 2014, 10:00AM - 4:00PM  

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Admission:

$5.00 for adults

$1.00 for ages 6-17

5 & Under FREE 

 

No admission for pass holders! Annual passes are available online and in person for just $10.00!

 

Questions?

info@dowgardens.org

This interactive exhibit features thousands of brilliantly-colored butterflies, from countries around the world, emerging from their chrysalis, feeding, and flying all within the tropical environment of The Dow Gardens conservatory. 

 

Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to see the butterflies?  

Butterflies are available 10AM - 4PM all week long. Wednesdays, beginning March 12th, are late nights (10AM until 7:30PM.) They are the most active on warm, sunny, days. This is when you're the most likely to see them in flight. On cloudy, cooler days the butterflies are restful. You're more likely to see them resting on a visitor's palm or clustering with their own species. This creates a wonderful photo opportunity! 

At what time do you have the most butterflies?

The butterflies have been emerging for weeks at the time the exhibit opens. Chrysalis continue to arrive, and butterflies will emerge into the conservatory, throughout the length of the exhibit.

 

What is the charge to see the butterflies?

There is no additional charge to see the butterflies beyond the regular admission cost of the garden. Annual admission passes are available for $10.00 per person.

 

What about those who might have trouble walking to the conservatory?

Please visit our accessibility page for information about the options available to guests with mobility issues.

 

Is photography permitted?

Photography is allowed and encouraged.  Please be mindful of tripods and other equipment as some walkways are narrower than others.

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Late Nights with the 

Butterflies!

 

Butterflies are available to view

from 10:00AM until 4:00PM seven

days a week. Our hours will extend

on (Wednesday evenings) to 7:30PM for later viewing! Late nights begin March 12th.  

 

 

  

Spring Break

Getaway!

 

The craft barn will be all week long

April 1st thru April 6th during

Spring Break. Enjoy an array

of fun activities at no additional

charge.

 

 

 

  

Weekend Activities in the

Dow Garden's Barn

 

Join us every weekend for crafts in

the barn. Be sure to check our Facebook page to find out what weekend days face painting and glittery butterfly tattoos will be offered! 

 

 

 

  

Glass Butterflies with

Tim Drier

 

Join artist Tim Drier as he creates

glass butterflies right before your

eyes. The event takes place on

April 12th. A limited number will be

available for purchase. 

 

 

 

  

Incredible Insects with 

Entomologist Elly Maxwell

 

April 4th 1PM - 2PM $3.00 per child. Kids will discover how insects cope with frigid temps and which insects we can expect to see as spring unfolds. Learn which insects have found a way into your Easter basket! Call (989) 631-2677 to register!