Butterflies in the Garden Exhibit Opens in Fort Worth | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth

Butterflies in the Garden Exhibit Opens in Fort Worth



    Anthony Timm's photos of the Butterflies in the Garden exhibit at the Fort Worth Botanic Garden were featured on NBC 5 at 5 p.m. Monday, March 21, 2016. (Published Monday, March 21, 2016)

    The Fort Worth Botanic Garden, the Botanical Research Institute of Texas (BRIT®), the Fort Worth Garden Club and the Fort Worth Botanical Society announce the opening of “Butterflies in the Garden, The Mayan Experience,” the largest exhibit of live, exotic butterflies in North Texas.

    During the exhibit, approximately 10,000, exotic butterflies will be released in the conservatory.

    People have a chance to walk among the fluttering butterflies of many sizes and striking colors -- maybe even watch a beautiful butterfly land on their own finger!

    Watch the butterflies eat from fruit trays located throughout the lush garden exhibit and learn more about each butterfly species and their life cycles from knowledgeable exhibit volunteers inside the garden area.

    Blue Morpho Butterfly
    Photo credit: Denise Petty

    Keeping with this year's Mayan theme, the exhibit features Central American butterflies, but also includes butterflies from North and South America as well as Africa and Asia.

    Tickets for timed entrance may be purchased in advance online at BITG tickets. Admission is $10 for ages 13-64; $8 for seniors (65+); $6 for ages 3-12; and free for children under three. School groups of 20 or more may purchase tickets in advance for $5 per person.

    For more information, call the Garden at 817-392-5510 or visit www.bitg16.org, the Garden's website at www.fwbg.org or BRIT's website at www.brit.org.

    Butterflies in the Garden exhibit is located in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Conservatory, 3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard (off University Drive), Fort Worth.

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