We are aflutter with excitement!

The Butterfly Pavilion is reopening this week! Members will be allowed to start visiting on June 12, and the general public will be able to start visiting on June 13. Ticket reservations must be made for specific visit times to ensure the health and safety of visitors and employees.

"We’ve designed a brand new experience using timed, small group tours that not only maintains social distance and sanitation, but also provides exclusive access to live animals, invertebrate experts and the inspiration that comes from exploring the diversity of nature’s hidden heroes," says the pavilion.

The Butterfly Pavilion has been closed since March 13, so the reopening for the general public will be three months after COVID-19 concerns caused it to close its doors. 

To ensure social distancing in exhibits, Butterfly Pavilion will be offering timed tickets. There are several details to note before purchasing tickets: 

  • Ticket reservations must be reserved online prior to arrival. Guests will not be able to reserve tickets at the Front Desk. 
  • Guests should get in line at their scheduled entry time. Please do not get in line prior to your scheduled time. 
  • All guests ages 3 and above will be required to wear a mask covering the mouth and nose in the facility. Masks will be available for purchase for $5 each at the Front Desk if you do not already have one.

Please note that at this time guests will not be able to hold Rosie the Tarantula or dig for worms in the Dugout. They can, however, touch the aquatic animals in the Water's Edge exhibit.

You can click here to get General Admission tickets. Members receive free admission, but must sign in to their account on the ticket site to reserve their spot. 

Will you be visiting the Butterfly Pavilion in the near future? Let us know in the comments.