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Simply Spring: The Butterfly Exhibit


  • Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens 1354 North 2nd Street Rockford, IL, 61107 United States (map)

Celebrate the arrival of spring at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens as you experience the magical world of butterflies!

Enjoy being surrounded by live butterflies in the tropical conservatory, and see the whole butterfly life cycle in action as you view butterflies emerging from their chrysalis in the emergence area.

Experience the beauty of native and exotic tropical butterflies!

Regular admission rates apply to this exhibit.

NOTICE: Due to the limited capacity of the butterfly house, on busy days timed butterfly house tickets are given to guests upon arrival. On weekends, the butterfly house often sells out by early afternoon – arrive early for your best chance to see the butterflies! Butterfly house tickets cannot be pre-purchased. Admission tickets and NCG membership do not guarantee butterfly house admittance.

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