All is aflutter at Brookfield Zoo!
Brookfield Zoo’s butterfly gardens will reopen at the end of May offering zoogoers the chance to surround themselves with countless butterflies for the first time since the sanctuary closed due to Covid-19.
Presented by JULIE, Inc Butterflies! is now home to a wide variety of butterfly species native to North America including painted ladies, monarchs, zebra longwings, and swallowtails.
Entering the returning exhibit, located, near the zoo’s north entrance, a kaleidoscopic graphic highlighting the various species of butterflies that can be seen greets visitors. Guests can then walk through the ethereal gardens along a winding path with water features and flowering plants admiring the elegance of numerous fluttering butterflies.
The exhibit is also educational with many plant species located in the butterfly sanctuary labeled to help inform guests on what they can plant to attract the winged wonders to their own backyards. There will also be an off-exhibit space where guests can watch the transformation from pupa to butterfly.
Butterflies! will be open this summer from May 28 through September 5 during regular zoo hours from 9:30 am to 6:00 pm. Entry to the butterfly sanctuary will cost $4 for adults, $3 for children ages 3-11, and $3.50 for seniors who are 65 and older. More information can be found at CZS.org/Butterflies.