Immerse yourself in the beauty of butterflies as these wonderful winged insects are back in The Hilbert Conservatory. We’ve transformed the indoor gardens into a tropical paradise to bring you butterflies in a way that you’ve never experienced them before!
As you walk through the warm, aromatic indoor garden, 40 species of butterflies will flit nearby — and one might even land on you! Each day, new butterflies, like the blue morpho, monarch and great owl butterflies, will be released from the chamber.
Come to one of our scheduled releases and watch them take their first flight! Learn about the amazing metamorphosis of these magical creatures — from egg to larva to pupa to butterfly. Feel the soft flutter of their wings as they float by on their way to take a drink of nectar from stunning glass feeders hand blown by Gloria’s Garden Glass. Don’t forget your camera to capture the stunning colors and delicate details of these fascinating creatures! Children also will love the new interactive butterfly building station, where they can build a giant replica of these interesting insects.
A dazzling array of colors will fill every corner of the conservatory in this show, making you believe that you are walking into an immense glass kaleidoscope. A breathtaking mobile of giant proportions will twirl overhead as a rainbow of light shimmers in through stained glass panels. These translucent, jewel-toned panels will mimic the butterflies as they float on the air currents high in the air in the Conservatory.
As you wander outdoors, make sure to look around for inspiration and ideas on how to attract native Indiana butterflies to your own backyard.
Butterfly Kaleidoscope is here to enjoy from March 17th through September 4th on the following days and times:
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Katie is a freelance writer and photographer. She loves to be out in nature, hiking, photographing wildlife and exploring all the wonders of the great outdoors. Katie is also passionate about volunteerism by giving back to the community in various ways. She has a son who she adores and is happily married to her best friend since 2007. Follow Katie in her adventures on Instagram @funwithblake.