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 711 customers recommend
“A great time, the butterflies were fantastic and the employees were incredibly knowlegeble.”
“It's not a whole lot from the outside....no frills or commercialism....just a green house but just enough for the price..... we enjoyed just what we came for.........”
“It's not a whole lot from the outside....no frills or commercialism....just a green house but just enough for the price..... we enjoyed just what we came for...... the exotic butterflies.........got some great pix of them softly and beautifully landing on us and video of them fluttering about..... We enjoyed our day ther and the various species of butterflys.....It was a nice way to spend time and then head out for an icecream afterward.....many kids there loved it.....smile”
“Thank you for an amazing experience! Very knowledgeable ~ very friendly...my children and I enjoyed ourselves immensely....I have already been recommending to family...”
“Thank you for an amazing experience! Very knowledgeable ~ very friendly...my children and I enjoyed ourselves immensely....I have already been recommending to family and friends...looking forward to mounting our own butterflies....will be back again next season! :)”