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The Butterfly Experience
A flower’s best friend is a pollinator. And at the Flower Show, more than 1,000 beautiful butterflies will be in attendance.

“The Butterfly Experience,” an interactive and educational exhibit created by California’s Sky River Butterflies, will bring 20 species of butterflies – 10 domestic and 10 exotic varieties – to Room 202 in the Grand Concourse of the Pennsylvania Convention Center. This is the first time that these exotic species, some of the most rare and beautiful butterflies, will be part of an exhibit in the United States.

Upon entering the room, guests of all ages will have the chance to roam among and feed the butterflies. The exhibition space will be filled with a vast selection of plants and will be heated to the right temperature to simulate the butterflies’ natural habitat. Artists will create painted environments on canvas columns, surrounded by wood structures painted sky blue, white, and pink, to give a feeling of walking into the clouds with the butterflies.

Guests will also have the opportunity to learn more about butterfly gardening and regional horticulture that attracts these beautiful creatures. Dr. Wayne Wehling, National Director of Entomology for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, will attend the show to talk about various insects in the garden. Rose Franklin, leading butterfly garden expert, will also visit the show for a special presentation and introduce her book, “Fast Track Butterfly Gardening.”

The Butterfly Experience will cost $3.


Room 202 in the Grand Concourse of the Pennsylvania Convention Center


February 27 12 noon to 3 pm
February 28 - 1 8 am to 8 pm
March 2 - 6 10 am to 8 pm
March 7 8 am to 8 pm
March 8 8 am to 6 pm


You can purchase tickets to the Butterfly Experience when you purchase your standard Flower Show tickets. Please click here.

Participate in this activity for free when you purchase the Flower Show VIP all-access pass. Click here!


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