The Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition will be filling fill the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory with more than 7,000 tropical butterflies in just two weeks.

Beginning March 1st, Butterflies Are Blooming, spring’s most anticipated exhibition, is the nation's largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition.

“Our exhibition this year celebrates the journey that these amazing creatures take to reach us here,” explained Steve LaWarre, Director of Horticulture. “These butterflies begin their life cycle in the tropics and travel from thousands of miles away before making their appearance in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory. This Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition provides a wonderful opportunity for our guests to learn more about this journey and view the diverse beauty of these winged wonders first hand.”

7,000 tropical butterflies, approximately 60 colorful species, journey from butterfly-rich regions of Costa Rica, Ecuador, the Philippines and Kenya to fly freely in the five-story tall, 15,000 square-foot Tropical Conservatory. At 85 degrees, wear the Polo, and 70 percent humidity, check your deodorant, this environment mimics the tropical regions that the butterflies call home.

The Butterflies will be blooming March 1 through April 30, 2018, and is included with admission. CLICK HERE for hours and Gardens admission rates.


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