Butterflies and Blooms

When
Event has passed (Sun Nov 27, 2016 - Tue Jan 17, 2017)
Where
Conservatory of Flowers
Time
November 17, 2016 - June 30, 2017. Closed Mondays. November - February: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March - October: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Tags
Family, Museums, Children's Event

Description

November 17, 2016 - June 30, 2017. Closed Mondays. November - February: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. March - October: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Get eye to eye with a butterfly as you stroll through a beautiful, indoor cottage garden aflutter with hundreds of butterflies on the wing including magnificent monarchs, western swallowtails, painted ladies and more. Walk among a wide variety of brightly colored blossoms like zinnias and daisies while free-flying butterflies flit from flower to flower, drinking nectar and getting covered in pollen. These goodwill ambassadors of the insect world provide a fascinating demonstration of plant pollination in action. The Butterfly Bungalow at the entrance to the gallery also allows you to observe the pupae in their chrysalis stage. You may be lucky enough to catch the moment when one emerges!

Location

location
  1. Conservatory of Flowers
    100 John F Kennedy Drive, San Francisco, CA