Butterfly museums keep kids out of regular museums, where they could knock over antiquities or see a bathing lady for the first time. Use your outdoor voice indoors with this Groupon.
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$12 for one adult annual membership (a $24 value) $30 for one family annual membership for up to seven people (a $59.99 value)
- Free year-round Butterfly Conservatory admission
- Early access to guest speakers
- 10% off products at Mother Nature’s Gift Shop, Caterpillars Ice Cream & Fudge Factory, and Flutterby’s Café
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The Butterfly Estates
A 3,614-square-foot glass greenhouse dominates the landscape at The Butterfly Estates, where hundreds of butterflies flutter about. Monarchs, swallowtails, and rarer breeds flash their prismatic wings as they sip from tropical-nectar plants, alight on tree branches, and play proboscis patty-cake with their neighbors. Visitors soothe their souls with the peaceful sound of rushing waterfalls within the space, which is also punctuated with signs describing the insect residents and promoting environmental conservation. When sitting in the front yard dressed like a giant butterfly fails, the center can advise guests on how to attract butterflies to their gardens at home.
The Estates comprises more than just the glass conservatory, however; in adjacent refurbished homes from the early 20th century, the caretakers have installed a café, a gift shop, and a sweets shop serving ice cream and fudge. At ZCrepes Cafe, patrons recline on a covered wraparound porch to nibble paninis and salads or sip from cups of shade-grown organic coffee. Fresh breezes waft through the outdoor area as diners empty their cups and plates, all made from natural compostable materials in keeping with the center’s eco-conscious philosophies.
97% of 76 customers recommend
“Fun destination spot, plan to stay a couple hours and have a relaxing time on the property.”
“Great place to visit and escape for a little while. I would take my daughter all the time and they were great with her. They explained to her the life of a butterfly...”
“Great place to visit and escape for a little while. I would take my daughter all the time and they were great with her. They explained to her the life of a butterfly and even allowed her to help feed the fish and turtles. Afterwards we would finish the day with ice cream ( her favorite). Overall great experience with tons of butterflies.”
“it's a nice tour for kids and adults. If you go on a Friday and are there at the right time they will give you a butterfly to release in the sanctuary. You can also...”
“it's a nice tour for kids and adults. If you go on a Friday and are there at the right time they will give you a butterfly to release in the sanctuary. You can also get a decent lunch there.”