GardenNews.biz - Jan 24,2017 - CHICAGO BOTANIC GARDEN - FUTURE HAPPENINGS
MARK YOUR CALENDAR FOR BUTTERFLIES AND BLOOMS
About the Exhibition
May 27 – September 4, 2017
10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, weather permitting
(Last ticket sold at 4:30 p.m.)
Butterflies & Blooms is a butterfly exhibition where visitors can immerse themselves in a habitat filled with hundreds of live butterflies. This exhibition is filled with species native to South America, Asia, North America, and Africa, as well as those native to Illinois.
The 2,800-square-foot white mesh enclosure is located on the Annex Road, as you head out from the Visitor Center to McDonald Woods. Click here to locate on the map.
Up to 500 butterflies can be seen at any one visit. Visitors can also observe butterflies hatching through a window into the pupa emergence room.
Butterflies & Blooms is made possible by the generous support
of The Grainger Foundation.
Children (3–12 yrs): $4
Children (2 and under): Free
Members receive $1 off each price
Garden Plus members are free on Wednesdays
Ten-visit pass: $40 member/$45 nonmember
Summer Family Fun Pack: includes parking and five tickets to Butterflies & Blooms and the Model Railroad Garden
For safety reasons, strollers and tripods will not be permitted in the exhibition.
Regular parking fees apply.
Private Photography Rental:
Groups of up to 20 people can have exclusive access to the butterfly exhibition prior to opening to the public.
Fee: $300, parking is included.
Contact: (847) 835-6801 for booking.
Availability: Tuesday – Thursday, June 8 – August 22 for one hour (8:15 – 9:15 a.m.)
Maximum: 20 people
Tripods are only allowed in the Butterflies & Blooms exhibition if you are booking a private rental.
Volunteers are needed daily to welcome, direct, and inform Garden visitors at the Butterflies & Blooms exhibition.
High school and college students are also encouraged to apply.