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2023 Butterfly House and Pollinator Path

June 1 @ 10:20 am - 2:20 pm

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An event every week that begins at 10:20 am on Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until September 3, 2023

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History in Brewster announces the 2022 Butterfly House & Pollinator Path season Thursday, June 1st through Sunday, September 3rd 10:20am – 2:20pm.

Butterflies are among the most beautiful insects in the world. Our Butterfly House will give visitors the chance to see and experience butterflies up close and personal. Butterflies, as well as other pollinators, are not only fun to watch, but they serve a critical purpose pollinating over 75% of the world’s flowering plants.

As you approach the Butterfly House you will walk through the Pollinator Path filled with multi-colored blooming plants such as Orange Butterfly Weed (providing a place for butterflies to lay their eggs), Yarrow, Purple Coneflower and many more varieties that attract our pollinators and provide them with nectar. Once inside, you will be able to watch caterpillars go through the different stages of their life cycle and you may even be there when a butterfly emerges from its chrysalis to join the others in flight!

*The Butterfly House Visit is $5 per person. Sign up 8 people total per time slot on the day of your visit.
No pre-registration required. Check availability at The Butterfly Desk.

*Extraordinary opportunity to FEED THE BUTTERFLIES Daily ~ 11am & 1:30pm
Guests will be able to feed a butterfly by holding a small sponge brush with juice on it and watch the butterfly up close as it drinks from the sponge! What a great nature experience and photo opportunity!

*Butterfly Feeding: RESERVATIONS for each time slot are RECOMMENDED.
$8/person for up to 8 people per 20-minute time slot.

NOTE: Butterfly Visits and Butterfly Feeding are admission add-ons. You must pay admission to the Museum at the door.

We are grateful to The Simon Foundation, Crocker Nurseries, and our volunteers and staff involved in making this possible.


June 1
10:20 am - 2:20 pm
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