Three thousand butterflies. Let that sink in: three thousand butterflies. That’s approximately how many are on display every day in The Wings of the Tropics Exhibit in The Clinton Family Conservatory. Thousands of exotic heliconids, morphos and owl butterflies from Central America, South America and Asia will be performing their aerial displays of wonder all around visitors to the Wings of the Tropics Exhibit. These butterflies represent about forty different species at a time, creating a living rainbow for visitors to walk through. The different species will be continually rotating for education, study and pure delight. This exhibit truly is a one-of-a-kind experience, and is further enhanced by tropical plants, amazing orchids, and colorful fish.
Wings of the Tropics
Hours of operation
9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., weather permitting.
Open daily except December 25.
For safety reasons, strollers are not allowed inside the exhibit.
Note special hours for Thanksgiving Day, November 28, 2013:
9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m