You might think you have arrived in a country far away if you step into the conservatory at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens over the next few weeks. Stunning butterflies, approximately 10,000, from North, South and Central America as well as Africa and Asia were released this week inside the glasshouse at the gardens. “Butterflies in the Garden, The Mayan Experience” is the largest exhibit of live, exotic butterflies in north central Texas. People will have a chance to walk among hundreds of fluttering butterflies from around the world, watch them land on tropical flowers and lush foliage and maybe even on their fingers.
The exhibit runs from Tuesday, March 1, 2016, through Sunday, April 3, 2016. It is open daily, including Sundays, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets for timed entrance may be purchased in advance online at BITG tickets. Admission is $10 for ages 13-64; $8 for seniors (65+); $6 for ages 3-12; and free for children under three. School groups of 20 or more may purchase tickets in advance for $5 per person.
For more information, call the Garden at 817-392-5510 or visit http://www.bitg16.org, the Garden’s website at http://www.fwbg.org.
Butterflies in the Garden exhibit is located in the Fort Worth Botanic Garden Conservatory,
3220 Botanic Garden Boulevard (off University Drive), Fort Worth, TX 76107.