The Summer Butterfly House is closed for the season and will re-open in June 2024.
Please be mindful of the house guidelines
- Maintain ONE-WAY traffic through the Butterfly House and walk only on pathways
- No dogs in the house at any time
- Do not touch any specimens. We understand butterflies will land where they like, but please, for their safety, do not initiate contact
- Please do not pick the flowers or plant materials
- Mind your feet! Please be cautious of the living collection as you enter their habitat, and check benches and pathways for specimens
Monarch Tag and Release 2021
Though we weren’t able to hold our public tag and release these past 2 years, we kept the tradition alive! Out interns with the Virginia Beach Environmental Studies helped us tag both our monarchs in the exhibit as well as wild monarchs last fall as they prepared for their migration to Mexico. Tags were provided by Monarch Watch, and NBG’s butterflies are sequence AEUR 225-724. You can click here to check back an monitor reported tags! Want to learn more about their migration? Check out this free program!