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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Butterfly House at Williamson Park

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 10:00 to 17:00

Formerly an Edwardian palm house, the Butterfly House is now a rainforest home to butterflies, Koi carp, tortoises, quail and a chameleon.

Whatever the weather you can be sure of a warm welcome in this oasis of trees, vines, a waterfall and tropical plants.

Walk amongst some of the world’s most beautiful species, including Swallowtails and cleverly camouflaged Owl butterflies.

The pupae of new butterflies can be seen in a special display case and you may even see a butterfly emerging from its chrysalis. Learn about the lifecycle of a butterfly from the information boards or talk to one of our knowledgeable zoo keepers.

Tours of the Butterfly House take place every weekend and during half term at 11.30am.

Age limits or guidance

Suitable for all

Cost details

Adult £4, Child £3 (under-3s free), Family (2+2) £13, Concessions/students £3.50


Did you know?

Ant supercolonies

Ant supercolonies can be made up of thousands of nests and hundreds of thousands of workers.

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