The Science Museum of Western Virginia

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Sunday, 1-5 pm

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Butterfly Garden

The crowning jewel of the reinvented Science Museum, the Butterfly Garden offers the opportunity to interact with live butterflies from around the world in an enclosed picturesque setting of lush plants and a serene water feature.

Admission for museum members is $2.

Admission for non-members is $4 if purchased with a museum exhibit admission.

Butterfly Garden-only admission is $7.

Click here for more rate information.

The Butterfly Garden takes center stage the last Friday of each month during “Butterflies@5.” Stay tuned for details of our 2014 season.

Enjoy an exclusive after-hours “behind-the-scenes” presentation about our Butterfly Garden — and help release the butterflies! — under the guidance of our lead animal care specialist, Derek “The Butterfly Guy” Kellogg. And enjoy a performance by one of our Roanoke cultural partners.

Click here for more about Butterflies@5.

Paper Kites emerging from chrysalises

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Blue Morpho

Gulf Fritillary

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