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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 tag and release event to track our Monarchs as they migrate.

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’.




Dan Potter and Adam Baker from University of Kentucky will be here to present. Dr. Potter will be speaking about trees for pollinators, specifically for bees. Adam Baker will talk about building habitats for monarchs in Kentucky.

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

WE’RE SOCIAL BUTTERFLIES | find us on Facebook & Instagram @thebutterflygreenhouse

The Butterfly Greenhouse
19 hours ago
Timeline Photos

Pollinator Professor & Butterfly Release Tomorrow - https://mailchi.mp/80c61629192c/butterfly-release-day-401387

2 days ago

Monarchs have a symbiotic relationship with native milkweed. Monarch butterflies pollinate the milkweed which ensures a home for the eggs and food source for the caterpillars. 🐛

#pollinators ... See more

4 days ago

Have you seen a Five Spotted Hawk Moth in your garden?

These moths can be found in tobacco fields, vegetable gardens & anywhere else host plants are found.

[host plants: potato, tobacco, tomato, ... See more

1 week ago

Another Eastern Tiger Swallowtail in the making!

#caterpillars #metamorphosis #thebutterflygreenhouse

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