Butterflies & Blooms

Butterflies & Blooms is free with your admission.


Immerse yourself in a habitat filled with live butterflies. The 2,800-square-foot mesh enclosure is located on the Regenstein Learning Campus, and is full of colorful species native to South America, Asia, Africa, North America, and even some native to Illinois.

Learn more about the diversity and life cycle of butterflies and moths as you peek through a window into the pupa room, and observe new life emerging. See nature鈥檚 palette revealed in the blue morphos, paper kites, starry crackers, buckeyes, and Julia longwings鈥攋ust to name a few. Moths, including the African moon moth, make an appearance throughout the season as well.

For safety reasons, strollers, tripods, and monopods are not allowed.听听

Butterflies & Blooms is made possible by the generous support of The Grainger Foundation.