Butterflies Are Blooming

March 1April 30, 2014

The annual Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition at Meijer Gardens is the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation. From March 1 through April 30, guests can experience tropical butterflies from around the world flying freely in the Tropical Conservatory. This exhibition is open during normal business hours. 


Thousands of butterflies—more than 40 different species—find a home in the Tropical Conservatory, with chrysalises arriving each week, emerging as adult butterflies in the Butterfly Bungalow for guests to view before being released.

Throughout the exhibition, there is special educational programming and the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden offers butterfly-themed activities.


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