$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!




Butterflies are Back!   


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 Garden's conservatory. 


February 27th - April 19th, 2015


Frequently Asked Questions

When is the best time to see the butterflies?  

Butterflies are available 10AM - 4PM all week long. 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.


Late Nights with the 



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 11th.  




Spring Break



The craft barn will be all week long

March 30th thru April 3rd, during

Spring Break. Enjoy an array

of fun activities at no additional






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 tattoos will be offered! 





Monarchs and Me with Entomologist Elly Maxwell


Bring your family, April 15th 6:30PM - 7:30PM to find out about the flight of the monarch and what you can do at home to help! Spots are limited. Call 989.631.2677 to register! 




Performance by



Enjoy toe-tappin’ music in the gardens on the last day of Butterflies in Bloom, Sunday April 19th 2PM until 4PM!




Glass Butterflies with artist Tim Dryer!


Watch artist Tim Drier create glass butterflies right before your eyes on March 21st from 11AM until 4PM in the Dow Garden's barn. Select pieces will be available for purchase. 




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