Greenburgh Nature Center Presents Annual Live Butterfly Exhibit

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Greenburgh Nature Center will be hosting its fifth annual live butterfly exhibit beginning Saturday, June 28.
Greenburgh Nature Center will be hosting its fifth annual live butterfly exhibit beginning Saturday, June 28. Photo Credit: Chicago Botanic

SCARSDALE, N.Y. -- The Greenburgh Nature Center will be presenting its fifth annual live butterfly exhibit beginning on Saturday, June 28 and lasting through Sunday, Aug. 3. 

The hoop structure housing the butterflies is located in the Greenburgh Nature Center Meadow, located at 99 Dromore Road in Scarsdale.

The exhibit will be open daily from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. except Fridays and in extreme weather conditions. 

Native butterflies such as Monarchs, Painted Ladies, Swallowtails and New York native butterflies will spread their wings and fly. The exhibit offers the opportunity to learn about the life cycle of a butterfly from egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to butterfly – and the unique relationship between specific plants and butterflies.Find out how to help butterflies by conserving or restoring butterfly habitats. 

Included with general admission; free for members and children under 2; $7 for adults, $6 for seniors/students, $5 for children ages 2-12.

Visitors must stop by the Manor House first to pay admission and to receive a stamp in order to enter the hoop house.  This exhibit is free for members but members still need to obtain a stamp in order to enter the exhibit.

Additional butterfly programs:

Flights Of Fancy: Walk among the butterflies in the butterfly exhibit and have an informal chat with a Nature Center naturalist, who will be on hand to answer questions. Free for members, non-members $8 per person. Saturday, July 5 at 2 p.m.

Bold, Beautiful, Breathtaking Butterflies: From chrysalis to butterfly, learn all about butterflies and what makes them fascinating and important. Join a Nature Center naturalist to visit the live butterflies in the flight house, and take a tour through the life cycle of a butterfly. Create your our own butterfly craft. Recommended for children ages 8 and younger. members $5, non-members $8 per person. Saturday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m.

For more information, visit the GNC website.

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