Butterfly Encounter at the Connecticut Science Center is an all-new, must-see destination within the museum!
Dive into a fully living, tropical and immersive exhibit like no other at the Science Center. With new species and a variety of tropical plants, this exhibit is not only fully living but constantly growing. Experience life science at its best with colorful butterflies in our tropical greenhouse.
Our butterflies are not just beautiful and educational; they are also a part of a global conservation effort. By creating an opportunity to generate income for farmers, these butterflies improve forest restoration and increase awareness for conservation in areas where there was once none. Most butterfly farmers rely on the natural forest to grow their butterfly trade. This means that they have to work to conserve as much natural forest as possible. Studies have shown that this link between conservation and butterfly farming has increased positive attitudes and behaviors among butterfly farmers.
Open Tuesday – Friday 1-4:00 p.m.; Weekends & Holidays 11:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. *Last entry at 3:30 p.m. Daily*