Plan Your Visit
Tropical Butterfly House
Preparing For Your Visit
The Tropical Butterfly House walkways are too narrow to allow strollers, but there is plenty of stroller parking just outside. To keep things in good order, we ask guests not to bring food inside with them. While butterflies are completely harmless to people, they are very delicate animals. Please do not touch any butterflies. Butterflies do occasionally land on guests so as you leave, we will ask you to help us check for any accidental hitchhikers. What might you see while you visit? Here is our Butterfly Identification Guide (En Español). If you wish to do a bit of research before visiting, try our Discssion Ideas & Activities.
Sourcing Our Butterflies
We purchase the butterflies in our exhibit as chrysalis from farmers who raise them in their countries of origin.
We source from farms that sustain not just our butterfly species, but also the habitats that support a host of other organisms.
If you raised butterflies at home or for a class and are looking to responsibly find them a home, Pacific Science Center can accept them and will add them to our live butterfly exhibit.
The Tropical Butterfly House is included with general admission to Pacific Science Center’s exhibits. Plan your visit today!