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National Insect Week returns in 2020

Butterfly House at Williamson Park

Monday, June 25, 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?

Most reviled insect in the UK

Cockroaches, unfortunate as we have cute native cockroaches (Ectobius sp.) living by sea and on heathland.

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