Wisconsin Butterfly Parks and Gardens

Wisconsin has a number of butterfly parks and gardens that provide viewing of live butterflies. Here is a listing of those venues:

Butterfly Gardens of Wisconsin

Butterfly Gardens Of Wisconsin Address: N2550 State Highway 47, Appleton 54913
Phone: (920) 475-0777
Email: info@butterflygardensofwisconsin.com
Description:

Visitors will enjoy the experience of viewing various native butterfly species depending when a particular species become adults. Their mission is to encourage everyone to have a backyard butterfly garden. In order to attract butterflies, it is necessary to grow prairie butterfly nectar and host plants. These plants can be purchased in our gift store. The park also includes an observation beehive and a wedding chapel.

Butterfly Gardens at Cave Of The Mounds

Cave of the Mounds Park Address: 2975 Cave of the Mounds Rdd, Blue Mounds 53517
Phone: (608) 437-3038
Email: info@caveofthemounds.com
Description:

Butterfly habitats have been slowly shrinking due to urbanization and other development practices. Cave of the Mounds National Natural Landmark is committed to encouraging the continued development of wildlife biodiversity in southwestern Wisconsin through the cultivation of Rain & Butterfly Gardens and sustainable landscape practices. Butterfly gardens are one way to ensure easy observation of butterflies while also contributing to their conservation.

Green Bay Botanical Gardens Butterflies & Blooms

Green Bay Botanical Gardens Butterflies and Blooms Address: 2600 Larsen Road, Green Bay
Phone: (920) 490-9457
Email: info@gbbg.org
Description:

A live butterfly experience showcasing pollinators across North America and the plants they love. Surround yourself with even more friendly pollinators this summer! Interact with native fan favorites like the Tiger Swallowtail and the Monarch and see up to 20 new species of butterflies (and a few moths) hailing from the warmer climates of Florida, Texas and Mexico. Beyond seeing these butterflies in action, a you can also enjoy a variety of family-friendly drop-in activities mixing pollinators, plants and play in the butterfly house and throughout the garden.

Beaver Creek Reserve Butterfly House

Beaver Creek Reserve Butterfly House Address: S1 County Road K, Fall Creeek 54742
Phone: (715) 877-2212
Email: info@gbbg.org
Description:

Take a stroll through our season butterfly house and enjoy the beauty of some of Wisconsin Butterflies in their natural environment. Species change frequently and each year is unique. Admission to the Butterfly House is included in the cost of daily admission. Group tours are available. Please contact us for pricing and availability.

The Butterfly House at Washington Island

The Butterfly House at Washington Island Address: 2206 West Harbor Road, Washington Island 54246
Phone: (920) 847-2179
Email: info@washingtonisland-wi.com
Description:

Walk with butterflies & moths in the gardens. Explore interactive exhibits. Watch caterpillars grow in the Larvae Room. Connect with Wisconsin’s native insects. Relax in the sanctuary room. Reflect at the transformation of caterpillars into butterflies. From Memorial Day to Labor Day. Washington Island is a year round Island community located approximately 5 miles off the northeast tip of the Door Peninsula in Door County, Wisconsin.

Olbrich Botanical Gardens Blooming Butterflies

Olbrich Botanical Gardens Blooming Butterflies Address: 3330 Atwood Avenue, Madison, 54704
Phone: (608) 246-4550
Email: olbrichinformation@cityofmadison.com
Description:

Experience the magnificence of free-flying butterflies while strolling through the tropical Bolz Conservatory. Live butterflies emerge from chrysalises daily in the Conservatory, including low-flyers like the playful yellow and black striped zebras and bright orange julias. More than a dozen species of butterflies, native to both Wisconsin and the more tropical areas of the United States can be seen.

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