Olbrich’s Blooming Butterflies and Free Custard

July 12, 2011 by
Filed under: Education, Entertainment 

flickr - ibm4381Tomorrow, July 13, 2011 marks the start of Olbrich’s Blooming Butterflies annual exhibit. Free-flying butterflies take over the Bolz Conservatory until August 7, 2011.

My kids love watching the butterflies emerge from their chrysalises. It’s a great learning experience for everyone. More than 12 species of butterflies are on exhibit–some are native to Wisconsin and others are typically found in the southern portion of the United States.

You will be amazed at how big some of the butterflies are–these are the ones that without fail will land on my shoulder and creep me out! I love to watch the butterflies, but I’m not too excited when the big ones use me as their perch!

Olbrich asks that visitors do not touch the butterflies, but if you’re hoping one will land on you–be sure to wear bright colors.

Ticket prices are the following:

  • Ages 13 & up: $5
  • Ages 3 – 12: $3
  • Ages 2 and under: Free
  • Olbrich Botanical Society members: Free

Olbrich and Michael’s Frozen Custard have again teamed up for the butterfly passports this year. Kids can go on a treasure hunt in the outdoor gardens to complete their passport. Follow the butterfly stencils to each stamping station and answer a few questions. Kids who complete their passport will earn a free junior cone from the Michael’s Frozen Custard at 3826 Atwood Avenue location (near Olbrich).

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