Butterfly Hollow

A seasonal oasis of tranquility in the heart of bustling Boston, Butterfly Hollow is a tented space filled with bright, beautiful butterflies. Watch in amazement as these delicate creatures peacefully flutter around you. As you stroll, be sure to look for enchanting fairy houses nestled among the flowers along your path!

Visiting tip: Butterflies are solar powered! The best days for butterfly-watching are sunny and warm. On cool, cloudy days they're less active.

Visit our Kids' Corner to:
• Make your own butterfly mask
Learn how to turn your yard or apartment balcony into a certified wildlife habitat

Butterflymask Butterflygarden2 Box
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Committed to Conservation

  • From 2011-2015, Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA)-accredited facilities, including Zoo New England, spent nearly $4 million on butterfly conservation and research. Activities include tagging, population monitoring, habitat restoration and reintroduction.
  • AZA facilities spent an additional $1.1 million on pollinator conservation.
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