June 1–September 30
Visitors to the Native Texas Butterfly House and Garden at Heard Natural Science Museum & Wildlife Sanctuary in McKinney, Texas will have the opportunity to walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators. Guests will be able to view butterflies up close while learning about their life stages and more.
The butterfly house is regularly stocked with an assortment of native butterfly species, which varies throughout the exhibit. Guests may even get to see a butterfly emerge from a chrysalis. Inside the butterfly house, nectar plants are also available to feed the adult butterflies. There are even a few host plants for caterpillars to feed on host plants.
The butterfly garden, too, is filled with nectar plants and host plants that naturally attract these lovely creatures. Guests may even find a few ideas to try in home gardens, which can in turn help pollinators on a broader scale.
Included in general admission:
Now through August 30: $10 adults; $7 for seniors 60+ and children 3–12; free for Heard Museum members and children 2 and younger.
August 31–Sept 30: $12 adults; $9 for seniors 60+ and children 3–12; free for Heard Museum members and children 2 and younger.
Open during normal hours of operation (Tuesday–Saturday 9am–5pm and Sunday 1–5pm). Also open Mondays from 9am–3pm from June 3–July 22.