10:00 AM until 04:00 PM
LocationFort Worth Botanic Garden Conservatory View map
3220 Botanic Garden Blvd,
Fort Worth, TX, 76107
- Website: https://brit.org/calendar-events/signature-events/butterflies-in-the-garden/
- Line/Box Office Phone: FWBG: 817/463-4160; BRIT: 817/332-4441
Update: Butterflies in the Garden is temporarily closed. Due to unforeseen circumstances and a high priority on guest satisfaction, the Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas placed a temporary hold on ticket sales to the exhibit. Guests will be offered ticket refunds for this weekend March 4-6 and staff will reassess reopening early next week.
Behold nature’s wondrous transformation and marvel at brilliantly colored living jewels fluttering in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden's Rainforest Conservatory during “Butterflies in the Garden,” the largest exhibit of live, exotic butterflies in north central Texas, starting Feb. 25. and running through April 10. The six-week exhibit will be open daily, including Sundays, from 10am to 4pm.
Hosted by the Fort Worth Botanic Garden|Botanical Research Institute of Texas, Butterflies in the Garden will offer educational programs, exciting exhibits, gift shop items and more designed to enhance the visitor experience.
The exhibit is likely to feature Central American butterflies such as the Starry Night Butterfly (Hamadryas Iaodamia), the Mosaic (Colobura dirce), the elegant Glass Wing (Greta oto), Small Postman (Heliconius erato), Pink-Spotted Cattleheart (Parides photinus), the green Malachite (Siproeta stelenes),and Tiger Longwing (Heliconius hecale).
The ever-popular Blue Morpho (Morpho peleides) will definitely be featured in the exhibit. Of all the butterflies in the exhibit, the Blue Morpho is the most striking and a perennial favorite among visitors. Also included in the exhibit will be butterflies from North and South America, Africa and Asia.
Tickets for timed entrance are currently for sale online. Admission is $12 for ages 16-64; $10 for seniors (65+); $8 for ages 6-15; and free for children under five. For those who want to visit both the Garden and the butterfly exhibit, the price is $18 for adults and seniors and $10 for children. School groups of 20 or more may purchase tickets in advance for $8 per person. FWBG|BRIT members receive a discounted price of $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $6 for children.
Winter Hours: Monday-Sunday, 8am to 5pm. Parking is free throughout the campus during regular business hours.
About Fort Worth Botanic Garden | Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT)
The FWBG is the oldest public botanic garden in Texas with beautiful theme gardens, including the Fuller Garden, Rose Garden, Japanese Garden, and the Victor and Cleyone Tinsley Garden, which features plants native to north central Texas. The BRIT is a nonprofit, international research, education and conservation organization that collects and safeguards plant specimens, studies and protects living plants, and teaches about the importance of conservation and biodiversity to the world.
BRIT assumed nonprofit management of the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Oct. 1, 2020. The combined organization comprises 120 acres in Fort Worth’s Cultural District two miles west of downtown Fort Worth at 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd., Fort Worth, Texas 76107.
General Admission – Butterfly Exhibit only
- Adults $12 | Seniors 65+ $10 | Child 6-15 $8 | Children 5 & under are Free
Combination Admission – Butterfly Exhibit and Garden Admission
- Adults $18 | Seniors 65+ $18 | Child 6-15 $10 | Children 5 & under are Free
FWBG|BRIT Members Admission – Butterfly Exhibit and Garden Admission
- Adults $10 | Seniors 65+ $8 | Child 6-15 $6 | Children 5 & under are Free