Where can you go to learn more about butterflies? A great place to observe and study Lepidoptera is at a butterfly house, where live butterflies are in an enclosure and you can walk through their habitat. Or you can visit a public butterfly garden to see live butterflies visiting native plants. These exhibits educate and encourage people to support the creation and preservation of native butterfly habitats. The following places to visit are arranged alphabetically by state.
|Australian Butterfly Sanctuary||
The Australian Butterfly Sanctuary's 3666 cubic meter aviary is home to over 1500 magnificent tropical butterflies that are hand reared on the premises. It is the largest butterfly flight aviary in Australia, and prides itself on providing a quality wildlife experience in the heart of Kuranda. 8 Rob Veivers Drive, Kuranda QLD 4881 Australia. Phone (07) 4093 7575.
|Australian Insect Farm||
A very unconventional place! This private property is at tiny Garradunga, just north of Innisfail, on the coastal fringe of Far North Queensland. Against a back drop of rural development the owner-operators of the Australian Insect Farm have established a viable ecological farm with the potential to generate economic incentives for the retention of rainforest.
Butterfly Creek`s, Tropical Butterfly House is Australasia`s premier butterfly house, hosting over 700 free-flying, brilliantly colorful exotic butterflies from Asia and South America. The Butterfly House is temperature controlled to 28 degrees C with 70 - 80% humidity, streams, misting and waterfalls so as to replicate the conditions of the butterflies usual environment.
Stroll among hundreds of live butterflies in our all weather indoor rainforest setting. Share the world of the butterfly as they fly, court, mate, sip nectar or rest in the light showing off their fascinating colors and patterns.
|Chaa Creek Butterfly Farm||
The Blue Morpho Butterfly Farm at Chaa Creek allows visitors the opportunity to observe the full life cycle of this iridescent tropical queen of the butterfly world.
|Green Hills Butterfly Ranch in Belize||
Located in the Cayo district of Belize, between limestone hills covered with lush vegetation you will find "Green Hills", the Belize Butterfly Ranch and Botanical Collections. Dozens of native butterfly species are being reared at Green Hills
|The Tropical Gardens||
Imagine strolling through the Tropical Gardens filled with trees, plants flowers and butterflies from around the world. Share the world of the butterfly as they fly, sip nectar, court or simply bask in the sunlight, showing of their glorious colours. Coombs BC Canada. Phone 250-248-7026.
|Niagra Parks Butterfly Conservatory||
This magical attraction features over 2,000 colorful tropical butterflies floating freely among lush, exotic blossoms and greenery. Paths wind through the rainforest setting, past a pond and waterfall and the Emergence window, where butterflies leave their pupae and prepare to take their first flight! 2405 Niagara Parkway, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada.
|Science North Butterfly Gallery||
Close to 400 free-flying tropical butterflies make their home amidst more than 200 exotic plants, set within a climate-controlled glass structure located near the Science Center's second floor. 100 Ramsey Lake Road, Sudbury ON P3E 5S9. Phone 705-523-4629.
|Victoria Butterfly Gardens||
A delightful butterfly haven to visit where one can visit all l ifestages of caterpillar to butterfly. Victoria, Canada. Phone 877-722-0272.
|Wings of Paradise Butterfly Conservatory||
Enter a lush tropical garden and discover thousands of live flying butterflies from Costa Rica and the Philippines. Learn about butterfly metamorphosis while you watch butterflies emerge from their chrysalides! 2500 Kossuth Rd, Cambridge Ontario,N3H 4R7. Phone: 519-653-1234.
Central America - Honduras
|Roatan Butterfly Garden||
This amazing garden at West End, Roatan, Bay Islands of Honduras is home to beautiful tropical butterflies, birds, and plants.
|The Monteverde Butterfly Garden||
Located in the scenic Tilaran Mountains of Costa Rica. They have four enclosed butterfly gardens, and raise about 50 local butterfly species by hand to keep their gardens blooming with life.
|The Butterfly Farm||
The Butterfly Farm is widely recognized as one of the most popular destinations close to San Jose, all guests receive a two-hour guided tour. Inside the Butterfly Farms enclosed tropical garden, hundreds of Costa Rican butterflies flutter around flowers as trained guides explain about the life cycle and natural history of these fascinating creatures.
|Spirogyra Butterfly Garden||
Spirogyra is a butterfly farm and garden located within walking distance of San Jose, Costa Rica's capital. One of our goals is to keep this area, located in the last forested part of the city as a "green oasis' where people can learn about butterflies an their role in the environment and hopefully become sensitive and more aware of the importance of preserving one's habitat. 50 east, 150 south from the main entrance to "El Pueblo" shopping center. Phone 506-222-2937.
|WHS Butterfly Farm||
Butterfly farm in the Philippines dedicated to the conservation of butterflies and creation of jobs through sustainable development of wildlife as well as ecotourism.
United Kingdom - Wales
|Magic of Life Butterfly House||
Website of the Magic of life Butterfly House, in Wales, United Kingdom. The Butterfly house is open every day from Easter until October 31st, 10 am til 5pm.
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