1225 Estabrook Drive
St. Paul, Minnesota 55103

From the website:

See hundreds of butterflies from Asia, North, Central and South America flying freely in a new indoor, temporary exhibit among tropical plants in a lush garden environment at Como Park Zoo and Conservatory. Como’s Blooming Butterflies opens Friday, June 6 and is open daily from 10am to 6pm through September 7.

Visitors can experience a spectacular butterfly garden where they are immersed in a lush butterfly habitat surrounded by hundreds of butterflies moving freely throughout Blooming Butterflies. Over 100 species from around the world will be exhibited throughout the summer, with each visit creating a different experience. At any given time up to 500 butterflies can be found in the habitat delighting guests through intimate interaction. These beautiful, colorful creatures are curious, approachable and often rest on visitors as they stroll through the garden. Guests go home with a greater understanding of these fragile, beautiful insects, and a deeper appreciation for the importance of maintaining their habitat to ensure their survival.

Blooming Butterflies is a 2,500 square foot greenhouse, resembling a caterpillar, that is the perfect home for plants and butterflies. Inside you can chat with the volunteers about butterflies, their life cycle, and importance to the ecosystem. Or, you may prefer to simply come in and enjoy the beautiful garden while the butterflies flit and lazily fly around you and your family.

Official Website: http://www.comozooconservatory.org/como_zoo/Blooming%20Butterflies.shtml

Added by waiting_line on September 7, 2008