Butterflies! at Brookfield Zoo
Posted by: cldisme
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Quick Description: A seasonal butterfly tent at the Brookfield Zoo.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 9/16/2007 6:54:22 PM
Waymark Code: WM27BE
The Butterflies! exhibit at the Brookfield Zoo showcases butterfly species native to North America. Because of the chilly winters the Chicago area is famous for, the tent is not open from Mid September through April. Once the warmer temperatures become more stable the Butterflies! exhibit opens once again sometime in May.
Six kinds of swallowtails, four kinds of sulphurs, cabbage whites, question marks, mourning cloaks, red-spotted purples, silkmoths, monarchs, and many more transform from pupa to caterpillar to butterfly at the exhibit.
I recommend visiting as soon as the gates open for the zoo. It is not too hot for the butterflies and they are a little more docile for taking pictures, and it is not as crowded with other visitors, yet.
Town: Brookfield, IL (Chicago Suburb)
Name of Science Building (if affiliated): Brookfield Zoo
Affiliated Website: [Web Link]
Hours of operation:
Seasonal (May - Mid September)
Open daily from 10:00 to 1 hour before zoo closes.
(and will not open on chilly days)
Member Adults: $2.50
Children: 3-11 $2.00
Member Children: 3-11 $1.50
Seniors (65 and over): $2.00
Member Seniors (65 and over): $1.50
Children 2 and under: FREE
Please post a description of your visit. Any photos that you have would be great, as well!