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Butterfly Hollow

This exhibit is currently closed for the season. Please flutter by in the warmer weather!

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

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