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The Butterfly Greenhouse

Native butterfly exhibit and gardens | open 7 days a week

Immerse yourself in our butterfly exhibit – you’ll be surrounded by the native butterflies of Kentucky. Monarchs, painted ladies, several species of swallowtail 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 will feature over 100 different plants that have been chosen to attract, feed and provide habitat for butterflies.

Our season runs from June though the end of September – during which time our butterfly greenhouse will have housed over 5,000 butterflies. On October 5th we will be doing a Monarch tag and release event to help researchers learn more about Monarch migration.

Adult Ticket $8
Child Ticket (4-11yo) $6
3 & under FREE

Adult Season Pass $35 (12+yo) | Child Season Pass $25 (4-11yo)

unlimited admission throughout the season, 10% discount on plants when you visit the butterfly greenhouse, 50% off special butterfly house events (such as feeding days)


Mon-Fri | 9am-5pm
Sat & Sun | 10am-5pm

butterfly species that you may see in our butterfly house

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’.



Sept. 14 @ 11am | Caterpillars: Beyond Monarchs & Woolly Worms with Tracy Wells

Sept. 28 @ 11am | Pollinators! with Blake Newton from the University of Kentucky

Oct. 5 | 12pm – 2pm | Monarch Tag & Release | $14 per butterfly | pre-registration required

BUTTERFLY RELEASE DATES – Subscribe to The Butterfly Greenhouse email list and you will receive emails prior to release days. Please note that we do guarantee 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.