Philly Butterfly Festival

Philly Butterfly Festival

Come enjoy our family-friendly butterfly festival!

On Saturday, April 27, 2019, our museum will be celebrating all things butterfly. We’ll have butterfly gardening workshops, butterfly raising demos, live butterfly releases, arts and crafts, face painting, live music, and more! 

Local native butterfly chrysalis, butterfly-friendly plants, food, drinks, and adult beverages will be available for purchase.

Time: 10am – 5pm

Ages: All ages!

Tickets: Below or here 

Questions? Give us a ring at 215-335-9500 or shoot us a note at [email protected]

Philly Butterfly Festival

Fun educational activities for all ages!

Philly Butterfly Festival - Butterfly Gardening Workshop

Butterfly Gardening Workshop

Learn all about local butterflies, their favorite nectar plants, and how to build the perfect garden to attract butterflies. 

Local butterfly favorite plants, as well as local native chrysalis, will be available for purchase! 




Philly Butterfly Festival - Butterfly Raising Demo

Butterfly Raising Workshop

Learn about the life cycle of butterflies and how to raise your very own. We’ll share their favorite things to eat, habitat, and more!

Local butterfly favorite plants, as well as local native chrysalis, will be available for purchase! 




Philly Butterfly Festival - Live Butterfly Release

Live Native & Tropical Butterfly Release

Peer into the amazing world of the chrysalis chamber and watch as the newly emerged butterflies take their first flight into our tropical pavilion!



Philly Butterfly Festival - Guided Tour

Guided Butterfly Pavilion Tour

Join our staff for an unforgettable walk through our 7,000 square tropical pavilion filled with live butterflies. We’ll tell you all about our collection of plants and how we sustain this special habitat for our butterflies. 




Philly Butterfly Festival - Sponsor A Plant

Butterfly Pavilion Sponsor-a-Plant

Be a forever part of our museum by donating a plant to be planted in our pavilion. Each donated plant will feature a label with its name and the name of its donor. Your donation will help enrich our tropical habitat and help us share the awe of nature with local kids. 

Philly Butterfly Festival - So Much More

And much more in the museum!

  • Face painting
  • Scavenger hunt 
  • Live animal handling
  • Butterfly crafts 
  • Pop-up Play butterfly wing making
  • Live music 
  • Food, drinks, and adult beverages available for purchase 
  • Butterfly wing jewelry making (additional fee applies) 

Purchase Tickets Online

Save money by purchasing your tickets in advance online! Tickets at the door are $20 for adults and $15 for children, seniors, students, teachers, police, fire, military (w/ ID). Kids under three are free!

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Philly Butterfly Festival - Seniors, Students, Teachers, Police, Fire, Military (with ID) $13
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Philly Butterfly Festival - Adult $16
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Philly Butterfly Festival - Child $13
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The Philadelphia Insectarium & Butterfly Pavilion is located minutes from Center City off I-95 at 8046 Frankford Ave.