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 Between Two Options
- $18 for general admission for four with four passes to the monarch migration celebration in September (up to a $36 value)
- $36 for general admission for eight with eight passes to the monarch migration celebration in September (up to a $72 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.
The monarch migration celebration begins September 1 and runs through this Groupon's expiration date on September 22. During this time, the zoo will feature six species of monarchs from around the world, and will allow guests to tag North American monarch butterflies to track their migration course.
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 740 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.”