Botanica the Wichita Garden is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Butterfly house this year with some special activities on June 3rd. Join them in the Main Meadow for fun Butterfly activities, including a photo booth, crafts, games, and more. Leave a message for future generations to find in the commemorative time capsule. This event is on Saturday, June 3rd, from 11 am- 4 pm. This event is included with general admission.
Make the day extra special by signing up to release a butterfly inside the butterfly house!
Butterfly releases will be held from 11 am to 2:30p. Pre-registration online is required for all butterfly releases. $8 per butterfly. Click Here to register.
“We’re excited to celebrate this important milestone within the Gardens,” said Jamee Ross, Director of
Development & Marketing. “The Butterfly House was installed in 1998 and has since been dedicated to
the education and exploration of butterflies.”
About Botainca’s Butterfly House:
Enter the Butterfly House and see up to 50 species of native and exotic butterflies. Witness the butterfly life cycle as they emerge from chrysalides, take their first flights and interact with plants in a natural setting. Open from June to September, Botanica’s 2,880 square foot, net-covered Butterfly House is a habitat dedicated to education and exploration around butterflies.
Enjoy the captivating display of nearly 400 butterflies in free flight. Observe plant life needed to attract butterflies and try identifying different butterfly species. On the south end of the building, find the Hatching House. Here butterflies emerge from chrysalides and dry their wings. Then they start shaking their wings and prepare to take their first flight. A volunteer helps them into the Butterfly House to feed on nectar plants.