Science, Tech, Math › Animals & Nature Butterfly Houses in the US Most display tropical species; some also offer North American natives Share Flipboard Email Print Lonely Planet / Getty Images Animals & Nature Insects Butterflies & Moths Basics Behavior & Communication Ants. Bees, & Wasps Beetles Spiders Ticks & Mites True Bugs, Aphids, Cicadas, and Hoppers Amphibians Birds Habitat Profiles Mammals Reptiles Wildlife Conservation Marine Life Forestry Dinosaurs Evolution View More By Debbie Hadley Entomology Expert B.A., Political Science, Rutgers University Debbie Hadley is a science educator with 25 years of experience who has written on science topics for over a decade. our editorial process Debbie Hadley Updated July 12, 2019 Butterfly houses offer enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to observe a variety of species in an indoor exhibit. Most butterfly houses mimic tropical environments and showcase tropical species from Asia, South America, Australia, and other warm, humid locations. A few butterfly houses listed here feature species native to North America. Usually, you'll see some showy moths, such as luna moths or Atlas moths, perched on foliage as well. Before you visit a butterfly house, it might increase your enjoyment to learn a little about the lepidopteran, or butterfly, including tips for observing and photographing butterflies, the differences between butterflies and moths, and why butterflies drink from puddles, a behavior you will likely observe in a butterfly exhibit. Most butterfly houses have an area where you can see new adult butterflies emerge from their pupae, and some display larval food plants as well. Some butterfly houses listed here are seasonal, meaning they are open for only a part of the year. Be sure to call before you visit to be sure the butterflies are on display. This is a list of enclosed butterfly houses, not outdoor butterfly gardens. Alabama Huntsville Botanical Garden4747 Bob Wallace Ave.Huntsville, Alabama 35805(256)-830-4447 Seasonal. Call before you visit. California Natural History Museum of Los Angeles CountyButterfly Pavilion900 Exposition Blvd. Los Angeles, California 90007(213) 763-DINO Seasonal. Call before you visit. San Diego Zoo Safari ParkHidden Jungle15500 San Pasqual Valley RoadEscondido, California 92027(760) 747-8702 Seasonal. Call before you visit. Six Flags Discovery Kingdom1001 Fairgrounds DriveVallejo, California 94589(707) 643-6722 Year-round Colorado Butterfly Pavilion6252 W. 104th Ave.Westminster, CO 80020(303) 469-5441 Year-round Delaware Delaware Nature SocietyBarley Mill RoadHockessin, Delaware 19707(302) 239-2334 Seasonal. Call before you visit. District of Columbia Smithsonian National Museum of Natural HistoryButterfly Pavilion10th Street and Constitution Ave., NWWashington, D.C. 20560(202) 633-1000 Year-round National ZooPollinarium3001 Connecticut Ave., NWWashington, DC 20008(202) 633-4888 Year-round Florida Butterfly World3600 W. Sample RoadCoconut Creek, Florida 33073(954) 977-4400 Year-round Butterfly RainforestFlorida Museum of Natural HistoryUniversity of FloridaSW 34th Street and Hull RoadGainesville, Florida 32611(352) 846-2000 Year-round Key West Butterfly and Nature Conservatory1316 Duval St.Key West, Florida 33040(800) 839-4647 Year-round Panhandle Butterfly House8581 Navarre ParkwayNavarre, Florida 32566(850) 623-3868 Seasonal. Call before you visit. BioWorks Butterfly GardenMuseum of Science and Industry (MOSI)4801 E. Fowler Ave.Tampa, Florida 33617(800) 995-MOSI Year-round Georgia Callaway GardensCecil B. Day Butterfly Center5887 Georgia Highway 354Pine Mountain, Georgia 31822(800) CALLAWAY Seasonal. Call before you visit. Illinois Brookfield ZooChicago Zoological Society 8400 31st St.Brookfield, Illinois 60513(708) 688-8000 Seasonal. Call before you visit. Chicago Academy of SciencesThe Peggy Notebaert Nature MuseumJudy Istock Butterfly Haven2430 N. Cannon DriveChicago, Illinois 60614(773) 755-5100 Year-round Peck Farm Butterfly House4038 Kaneville RoadGeneva, Illinois 60134(630) 262-8244 Seasonal. Call before you visit. Iowa Reiman GardensIowa State University1407 University Blvd.Ames, Iowa 50011(515) 294-2710 Year-round Kansas Butterfly/Pansy House701 Amidon StWichita, Kansas 67203(316) 264-0448 Seasonal. Call before you visit. Louisiana Audubon InsectariumButterflies in Flight6500 Magazine St.New Orleans, Louisiana 70118(800) 774-7394 Year-round Maryland Brookside Gardens South ConservatoryWings of Fancy Butterfly Exhibit1500 Glenallan Ave.Wheaton, Maryland 20902(301) 962-1453 Seasonal. Call before you visit. Michigan Detroit ZooWoodward Avenue and 10 Mile Road (I-696)Royal Oak, Michigan 48067(248) 541-5717 Year-round Original Mackinac Island Butterfly HouseMcGulpin StreetMackinac Island, Michigan 49757(906) 847-3972 Seasonal. Call before you visit. Wings of MackinacSurrey Hills Carriage MuseumMackinac Island, Michigan 49757(906) 847-9464 Seasonal. Call before you visit. Dow Gardens1809 Eastman Ave.Midland, Michigan 48640(800) 362-4874 Seasonal. Call before you visit. Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture ParkLena Meijer Tropical Conservatory1000 E. Beltline, NEGrand Rapids, Michigan 49525(888) 957-1580 Seasonal. Call before you visit. Missouri Sophie M. Sachs Butterfly HouseFaust Park15193 Olive Blvd.Chesterfield, Missouri 63017(636) 530-0076 Year-round New Jersey Camden Children's Garden Philadelphia Eagles Four Season Butterfly House 3 Riverside DriveCamden, New Jersey 08103(856)-365-8733 Year-round Stony Brook Millstone Watershed AssociationKate Gorrie Butterfly House31 Titus Mill RoadPennington New Jersey 08534(609) 737-3735 Seasonal. Call before you visit. New York American Museum of Natural HistoryButterfly ConservatoryCentral Park West at 79th StreetNew York, New York 10024(212) 769-5100 Seasonal. Call before you visit. National Museum of PlayOne Manhattan SquareRochester, New York 14607(585) 263-2700 Year-round Sweetbriar Nature Center62 Eckernkamp DriveSmithtown, New York 11787(631) 949-6344 Seasonal. Call before you visit. North Carolina North Carolina Museum of Life & Science433 Murray AveDurham, North Carolina 27704(919) 220-5429 Year-round North Carolina Museum of Natural SciencesLiving Conservatory 11 W. Jones St.Raleigh, North Carolina 27601(919) 733-7450 Year-round Ohio Krohn Conservatory1501 Eden Park DriveCincinnati, Ohio 45202(513) 421-4086 Seasonal. Call before you visit. Cox Arboretum Metro Park 6733 Springboro PikeDayton, Ohio 45449(937) 434-9005 Seasonal. Call before you visit. The Butterfly House Obee RoadWhitehouse, Ohio 43571(419) 877-2733 Seasonal. Call before you visit. Pennsylvania Academy of Natural SciencesDrexel University1900 Benjamin Franklin ParkwayPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania 19103(215) 299-1000 Year-round Hershey Gardens170 Hotel RoadHershey, Pennsylvania 17033(717) 534-3492 Seasonal. Call before you visit. Phipps ConservatoryOne Schenley ParkPittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213(412) 441-4442 Seasonal. Call before you visit. South Carolina Cypress Gardens3030 Cypress Gardens RoadMoncks Corner, South Carolina 29461(843) 553-0515 Year-round South Dakota Sertoma Butterfly House4320 Oxbow Ave.Sioux Falls, South Dakota 57106(605) 334-9466 Year-round Tennessee Tennessee AquariumOne Broad St.Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402(800) 262-0695 Year-round Texas Moody Gardens1 Hope Blvd.Galveston, Texas 77554(800) 582-4673 Year-round The Houston Museum of Natural ScienceCockrell Butterfly Center5555 Hermann Park DriveHouston, Texas 77030(713) 639-4629 Year-round San Antonio ZooCaterpillar Flight School3903 N. St. Mary's St.San Antonio, Texas 78212(210) 734-7184 Seasonal. Call before you visit. Texas Discovery GardensRosine Smith Sammons Butterfly House & Insectarium3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.Gate 6 at Fair ParkDallas, Texas 75210(214) 428-7476 Year-round Wisconsin Beaver Creek ReserveS1 County Highway KFall Creek, Wisconsin 54742(715) 877-2212 Seasonal. Call before you visit.