Visitors will see first hand the life cycle of a butterfly, from egg and caterpillar stages, to chrysalis and butterfly, and how adult butterflies are wonderfully diverse in shape, size and color. Visitors can watch them flying freely among the greenery, fluttering from blossom to blossom in search of nourishing nectar, resting in a shady spot to cool off or sipping water from a puddle.
Find out how you can help butterflies by conserving or restoring butterfly habitats. Exhibit is appropriate for all ages and is free with Museum admission. Museum admission is free for members and children under 2; $7 for adults, $6 for seniors/students, $5 for children ages 2-12.
Additional Butterfly programs:
Flights of Fancy will be held on Sunday, July 24 at 2:30p.m. Participants will walk among the butterflies in the indoor butterfly exhibit and have an informal chat with a Nature Center naturalist, who will be available to answer any questions about these “flying flowers." The event is free with museum admission.
Bold, Beautiful, Breathtaking Butterflies will be held on Sunday, August 21 at 2 p.m. Participants will be able to learn all about butterflies and what makes them fascinating and important to the earth. Join a Nature Center naturalist amid the live butterflies in the greenhouse, for a tour through the life of a butterfly. Stay and make your own beautiful butterfly craft! Recommended for children 8 and younger. Members-$2, $6 for non-members.
Greenburgh Nature Center would like to give a special thanks to Cablevision, Central Animal Hospital, Sprain Brook Nursery, Westchester Greenhouses, and Westchester County Parks for their generous support of this exhibit.
The Greenburgh Nature Center is a 33-acre woodland preserve with trails, pond, gardens, and outdoor animal exhibits, including a birds of prey aviary. The indoor exhibits includes a live animal museum with over 100 specimens, exhibit areas focusing on nature and the environment, a greenhouse with botanical exhibits, and a gift shop.
The Center is located at 99 Dromore Road, off Central Park Avenue, in Scarsdale, NY. Parking is free, and handicapped parking is available. The center’s grounds are open daily dawn to dusk throughout the year. The Center’s indoor exhibits are open daily except Fridays and a few holidays, 9:30a.m.to 4:30p.m. on weekdays and 10a.m.to 4:30p.m. on weekends.
For more information, call (914) 723-3470 or visit greenburghnaturecenter.org