National Insect Week returns in 2020
Thursday, June 14, 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.