Visitors can walk around and explore the vivarium while a variety of native butterfly species fly freely
About This Deal
- Butterfly Farms’ mission is to educate the public about butterflies and through that, help preserve them
- Free admission for children under 3 and active-duty military
- Open for butterflies on April 15th and go until November 7th
About Butterfly Farms
Butterfly Farms was established in 2013 out of concern: native butterflies and pollinators were on the decline, and the folks here wanted to figure out not only why, but what could be done. Today, this California non-profit is dedicated to education, conservation, and research of important pollinators—including, of course, butterflies.
Inside the facility's 2,000 square foot vivarium—or, butterfly free-flight house—Cloudless Sulfur butterflies, Cabbage Whites, Painted Ladies, Monarchs, and many other species fly freely. Visitors can walk around exploring, but experts use this area to study the interactions of native butterflies in a unique ecosystem. They further utilize their findings in Butterfly Farms' other facilities, which include classrooms, a laboratory, and even a nursery.