Resources for Butterfly Lovers and 40% off!
We decided to re-post this because of Certifikid’s great deal: $6 for Wings of Fancy Adult + Child Admission at Brookside Gardens – Wheaton (40% Off!)
Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly & Caterpillar Exhibit at Brookside Gardens South Conservatory
The Conservatories at Brookside Gardens consist of two glass buildings joined by a short hallway. The Conservatories house a large collection of tropical plants including banana, giant bird of paradise, and mimosa as well as seasonal displays in the spring, summer, and autumn and a terrific holiday show. The Conservatories are also used for special programs, such as the holiday train display and live Butterfly Exhibit in summer.
Smithsonian Butterfly Garden
The butterfly garden at the Smithsonian is located on the Ninth Street side of the National Museum of Natural History building. Four distinct habitats — wetland, meadow, wood’s edge and urban garden — encourage visitors to observe the partnerships between plants and butterflies. The garden is a joint project of the Horticulture Services Division and the Museum with partial funding from the Smithsonian Women’s Committee. The garden, on view at all times, is a perfect complement to a visit to the O. Orkin Insect Zoo on the second floor of the Museum.
The Butterfly Pavilion at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
Tuesdays are FREE: Tuesdays – no charge – but free timed-entry tickets are required and are available at the Butterfly Pavilion Box Office each Tuesday beginning at 10:00 am.
The butterfly pavilion and exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History is an attraction that the whole family will enjoy. Visitors will be greeted by hundreds of butterflies as they stroll through the tropical setting that the pavilion offers. This is an unforgettable interactive experience that your children will love and an opportunity to get up close and personal with the many colorful and flighty butterflies who call the pavilion home. Species include Clippers, Morphos, owls, grey pansies, common sailors, blue glassy tigers, monarchs, tree nymphs, birdwings, queens, sunset moths, julias and many more.
Occoquan Bay National Wildlife Refuge
The refuge is surrounded by the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers and includes a one-mile wildlife drive and over three miles of hiking trails. This unique place to explore is home to 650 plant species, 218 bird species, 55 butterfly species and robust wildlife communities along tidal shorelines, marshes, meadows, and woods and all of the creatures that dwell on the banks of the Occoquan and Potomac Rivers. The Refuge is open to the public seven days a week year-round. A Visitor Contact Station is open on weekends.
Meadowlark Botanical Gardens
Beauty, conservation, education and discovery flourish throughout the year at this 95 acre complex of large ornamental display gardens and unique native plant collections. Walking trails, lakes, more than twenty varieties of cherry trees, irises, peonies, an extensive shade garden, native wildflowers, gazebos, birds, butterflies, seasonal blooms and foliage create a sanctuary of beauty and nature.