Prepare to be surrounded by more than 300 fluttering creatures, The Living Desert’s newest exhibit, Butterflies! Winged Wonders!
The newly constructed 2,500 square-foot habitat was specially built for the butterflies within the zoo’s existing gardens and flowering plants. The enclosed exhibit allows for the butterflies to fly freely, while guests will enjoy the delicate creatures in an uninhibited way.
Winged Wonders showcases approximately 300 butterflies from more than 30 unique species. The interactive exhibit illustrates metamorphosis from egg to butterfly. Guests are able get up close and personal with the butterflies and observe such species as the Luna Moth, Giant Swallowtail, Monarch, Zebra Longwing and more.
Experience the wonder of the butterflies while also learning about the zoo’s butterfly conservation efforts and learning what you can do to assure that butterflies will always thrive in our world. Entrance into the Butterflies! Winged Wonders Exhibit is $3 for non-members and $2 for members. The exhibit will be open until May 1 from 9:30am to 4:00pm (Last admission at 3:45pm).
After May 1, the Butterfly exhibit will be closed, but will reopen in the fall.
Download our Butterfly App!
Explore a virtual kaleidoscope of butterflies as they take flight in this interactive app. Capture the memory forever by taking photos of the butterflies in flight! As an added bonus, play a game of memory and see if you can match the butterfly species represented in the exhibit.
1. From your Apple or Android mobile device, download the free app through your app store.
Search for TLD Butterfly
2. Launch the app and point your device’s camera at the designated images. Make sure to hold your device steady as you hover over images.
3. Experience the animation, capture photos of yourself immersed in the butterflies, and take the memories home with you!
Test your app on the photo below
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