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Welcome to The Butterfly House at Navy Pier

An Immersive, Family-Friendly Haven: The Butterfly House Unveils Nature's Delicate Wonders for All

Walk through this immersive exhibit in a safe, family friendly environment with hundreds of live butterflies from all over the world. Get up close and personal with these amazing creatures and see their incredible colors and patterns – a few might even land on you!

The Butterfly House supports rainforest conservation projects around the world, and your support will help us achieve this for generations to come. Come visit us in beautiful Chicago, Illinois at Navy Pier and see this amazing exhibit in person!

Location: North Lawn of Navy Pier

Large groups; planning a school field trip or other large group visit? Please email ahead so we can be sure to accommodate your needs! info@butterflyhousechicago.com

Last admission to The Butterfly House is 30 minutes prior to closing: 7:30PM 

Tickets available for purchase at the exhibit entrance (no online ticket sales).

No Strollers; due to space concerns we cannot accommodate strollers inside The Butterfly House, but we have a monitored space for stroller parking at the entrance!

No pets or service animals; many family pets and service animals are treated with flea & tick products (e.g. Frontline, Nexguard, etc.), and exposure to these treatments can be fatal to our butterflies.

peggy Minter
peggy Minter
2024-07-06
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The Butterfly House is a must see. The owner Joe was so friendly and knowledgeable about the butterflies.. such a serene place in the middle of noisy chaos .. so lovely!
K1CHA1NZ
K1CHA1NZ
2024-07-06
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Gorgeous!!! The workers were so kind and the butterflies were very cute. Will definitely visit again :)
Conor
Conor
2024-07-05
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Peaceful, pretty, and the people there were knowledgeable, and very nice. Recommended for all ages.
Joslyn Wood
Joslyn Wood
2024-07-04
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The gentleman that sold us the tickets said this place had just opened about a week or so ago. It was very clean and the staff was polite. The butterflies are beautiful! The gentleman said they plan to start adding other features like possibly butterfly food or sponges with sugar water.
Arielle Keeler
Arielle Keeler
2024-07-04
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I had the most amazing time visiting this place yesterday. The vibe, energy and people were so wonderful. Shout out to Joe and Robby, who were so welcoming and knowledgeable ❤️! They were awesome. If you haven’t checked them out on the Navy Pier you are missing out
Teddie Bernard
Teddie Bernard
2024-07-01
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The Butterfly House was a magical experience. So many butterflies flying around in a beautiful garden. It’s a must-do for those visiting navy pier, especially butterfly lovers! Relaxing and beautiful.
Cyrus Rivetna
Cyrus Rivetna
2024-06-30
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Great spot for some summer fun. Butterflies on plants. Butterflies on heads. Butterflies on fingers. Butterflies flying everywhere. And, don’t miss the Pink Powder Puff Flower.
Nipon
Nipon
2024-06-30
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The butterfly house was truly a magical experience! As soon as you step inside, you are surrounded by a fluttering kaleidoscope of colors and graceful movements. The peaceful ambiance and the delicate beauty of the butterflies create a sense of wonder and awe.

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Who We Support

Supporting both butterfly operations and the families dedicated to rainforest conservation is crucial for preserving wild rainforests and their native species. The butterflies you’ll see flying in our house come from families around the world who raise butterflies, and send us chrysalises or pupae that are timed to hatch within a few days of arrival. These families also help conserve rainforest environments where they are located, preventing deforestation and providing good jobs to local community members; initiatives that are very important to us.

El Bosque Nuevo Farm in Costa Rica

For the past 30 yrs, El Bosque Nuevo has used 100% of their profits to purchase old-growth rainforest habitat around their operation for conservation.

They currently own and protect over 1,000 acres of some of the most important and bio-diverse rainforest habitat in Central America. Watch to hear their story below.

Want to join our team?

Please email us at: info@butterflyhousechicago.com with your resume!

 

Help Us Connect

We will be giving out a number of Butterfly House tickets to underprivilaged youth, free of charge, this summer. If you can help us connect with the right people to give these away please contact us at: info@butterflyhousechicago.com

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