Immerse Yourself in the Beauty of Butterflies

Chicago Botanic Garden

The clock is winding down on summer so it’s time to do as many outdoor activities possible. With only 3 weeks left, don’t miss out on Chicago Botanic Garden’s “Butterflies & Blooms” exhibit.

Soak in the sunshine and butterflies from South America, Asia, North America, and Africa in a 2,800-square-foot white mesh enclosure on Annex Road. In one visit you can see around 500 butterflies. You’ll also experience some butterflies native to Illinois.

You can also watch butterflies hatch in the pupa emergence room. They have around 300 pupae every week. The life expectancy of the butterflies on display stretch from two weeks to a month. There are also moths on view, but they are only active at night.

“Butterflies & Blooms” runs until Sept. 5 and is open daily from 10 a.m.–5 p.m. at the Chicago Botanic Garden, 1000 Lake Cook Rd. Glencoe, Ill. The last ticket is sold at 4:30 p.m. For more information visit

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