Located next to the Corbin Conservatory, Butterflies of North America exhibit is housed in a specially built screened butterfly habitat.
Our butterflies return in June, 2021. The entire estate is closed for the season. We open on April 1, for our 2021 season.
Sponsored by The J.M. Smucker Company, this exhibit features a variety of butterflies including the Monarch, Red Fritillary, Black swallowtail, Question Mark, Painted Lady, Mourning Cloak and the Buckeye, which rotate throughout the exhibit over the summer. Visitors to the hoop house can get up close to the butterflies, including feeding them nectar and fruit juices soaked on cotton swab and viewing the four stages of the butterfly lifecycle (egg, caterpillar, chrysalis, adult).
Educational activities and informational materials are available in the habitat and explain butterfly life cycles, what butterflies eat, and why they are important to the environment.