Simply Spring Butterfly Exhibit Lands at Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens

Back by popular demand, butterflies! Rockford Park District’s Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens, 1354 N. 2nd St., Rockford, IL will host Simply Spring: The Butterfly Exhibit presented by Associated Bank, from March 18 through May 21, 2017.

About the Butterfly Exhibit

Inside the Conservatory, experience the magical world of butterflies by visiting a special butterfly house where you will be surrounded by live butterflies exploring a tropical environment. Guests can experience what it’s like to be among hundreds of native butterflies, including Monarchs, Painted Ladies, and returning this year, exotic tropical butterflies! See the whole butterfly lifecycle in action as you view butterflies emerge from their chrysalis, and watch Monarch caterpillars munch on milkweed.

Watch butterflies emerge from their pupa from the comfort of home! Visit to watch the live Pupa Cam.

Butterfly Exhibit Highlights

  • Back this year - experience the beauty of exotic tropical butterflies
  • Emergence area, where you can see the metamorphosis process in action
  • Adopt-a-Butterfly – A $5 donation includes a Nicholas Conservatory & Gardens butterfly window cling, and your name on the adopt-a-butterfly wall during the exhibit