A zoo is the first place most people would go to see a leopard, whereas the second place would be the chainlink enclosure in Donald Sutherland's backyard. Steer clear of Donald Sutherland with this Groupon.
Choose from Three Options
- $18 for admission for up to four people (up to a $36 value)
- $99 for an individual season pass for one person and one guest on each visit (a $350 value)
- $199 for a family season pass for one person and three guests on each visit (a $700 value)
The greenhouse-style zoo is home to butterflies from New Guinea, Costa Rica, and Borneo, as well as to North American species that soar across the enclosed expanse. The tropical bugs flit from flower to flower on sunny days but remain fairly stationary—and thus more photogenic—on cloudy days. The facility is closed on rainy days. Admission for kids aged 12 and younger is $5; admission for adults is $9. Season passes are valid for the 2013 season.
Newport Butterfly Farm
Named as a Best of Rhode Island 2011 attraction by Yankee magazine, Newport Butterfly Farm cultivates a tapestry of colorful flying creatures. Celebrating its 23rd summer, the farm's enclosure houses hundreds of different butterfly species from across the globe, including white monarchs, common buckeyes, and chinese yellow swallowtails. A variety of mounted butterflies is also available for purchase to decorate a home office or serve as a warning to moths fluttering around your home office. Open until Labor Day, the farm's outdoor enclosure is also sometimes visited by larger flying critters, including wild turkeys and hawks.
What some people are buzzing about:
80% of 738 customers recommend
“Best to go on a day the sun is going in and out of cover so you get to see the butterflies both in flight and perching.”
“It is a funky little place, but the young men working there were very knowledgeable and eager to educate us. It was fun and beautiful!!! ”
“Definitely worth the trip if you want to linger and study the many species of butterflies and caterpillars. The docents were friendly and informative.”