Conservatory to open butterfly exhibit for limited time

March 14, 2017 by  

The Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens in Rockford, Illinois will soon be opening up a butterfly exhibit called Simply Spring that will be available to visitors for just four days.

At the exhibit, visitors will be able to learn about the entire life cycle of a butterfly, from the moment they come out of their chrysalises at the emergence area, to the stage when they begin flying around the exhibit.

Members of the Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens will be able to attend the Simply Spring opening party this Friday, March 17, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, where they will get to release a butterfly into the house and enjoy a variety of other festivities, such as face painting.

The offer starts this Saturday, March 18, continues until March 21. Those wishing to visit the exhibit can do so from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm on the weekends and from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm on the weekdays. The cost to attend this exhibit will be $6 for residents of Winnebago County, which includes places such as Rockford and Loves Park, and $8 for nonresidents. Children, veterans, and seniors will be able to attend the exhibit at lower prices.

For more information about the Simply Spring exhibit, or to learn more about associated butterfly events, visit the calendars on the Nicholas Conservatory and Gardens website.

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