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The Butterfly Greenhouse

Native butterfly exhibit and gardens | closed until summer 2021

Immerse yourself in our butterfly exhibit – you’ll be surrounded by the native butterflies of Kentucky. Monarchs, Painted Ladies, several species of Swallowtails and moths will fly freely in our beautifully landscaped butterfly greenhouse. Continue exploring our outer gardens that surround the butterfly greenhouse – created to attract and feed wild butterflies – while learning the importance of the creation, preservation, and conservation of native butterfly habitats. 3,000 sq. ft of curated butterfly habitat features over 100 different plants that have been chosen to attract, feed, and provide a habitat for butterflies.

Our season runs from June through the end of October – during which time our butterfly greenhouse will have housed over 5,000 butterflies. In the fall, join us for our Monarch tag and release event to help researchers learn more about Monarch migration.

Adult Ticket $9
Child Ticket (4-11yo) $7
3 & under FREE

Reopens June 6, 2021

2021 Season Passes Available Now


sorry, no pets in the butterfly greenhouse. the butterfly greenhouse is open to the elements, if it’s raining outside, it will be raining ‘inside’.


BUTTERFLY RELEASE DATES – Subscribe to The Butterfly Greenhouse email list and you will receive emails prior to release days. Please note that we do not guarantee the times of the butterfly release, we do our best to estimate a time, but it varies depending on deliveries, staffing, and the weather.


WLEX 18 – July 4, 2019

WKYT – July 9, 2019

Only In Your State – July 12, 2019

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The Butterfly Greenhouse is a member of the North American Butterfly Association.