Adopt a butterfly today and become a cherished supporter of our Summer Butterfly House. Your generous donation not only keeps the delicate flutters afloat but also fuels the education engine behind these enchanting creatures. Let’s continue to connect with nature and nurture our fluttery friends together. Adopt a butterfly and support Norfolk Botanical Garden’s conservation efforts. 

Summer Butterfly House 

The Summer Butterfly House at Norfolk Botanical Garden was originally a temporary summer exhibit in 2009. Due to its popularity it became a permanent annual exhibit and a regular destination for summer visitors. The house connects over 35,000 visitors each summer to the wonders of nature and the unique science of metamorphosis to the mystifying migration of the monarch butterfly. By hosting native butterflies and native moth species along with the plants that support their life cycles, guests can learn how to protect these pollinators by reducing harmful pesticides and how to take action by encouraging butterflies to their own gardens.

Maintaining the Summer Butterfly House and its inhabitants is an intensive and rewarding endeavor for our non-profit organization. In 2022, major renovations were completed that included an expanded accessible pathway, a new entrance and installation of new screens throughout the house.

THANK YOU for helping us raise more than  $14,000 in 2023 for our pilot adoption program.

Show your support for conservation efforts in our Butterfly House by symbolically adopting a butterfly! 
Donors of $200 will be recognized as a with an individual or family name on a sign during the 2024 summer season.

Learn more about our native butterflies


Learn more about the summer butterfly house