butterfly encounter

June 6 – August 7 | Open daily until 4:30PM

The year’s most popular exhibit is back for its 8th summer. Get up close and personal with hundreds of native butterflies surrounded by colorful nectar plants. Photo opportunities abound, be sure to bring your camera. You’ll also have the opportunity to purchase nectar and host plants to start your own butterfly garden or supplement your existing garden. 

Butterfly Encounter

Photo Contest Details

Do you see the silliness in a swallowtail hanging upside down? What about joy in a Julia longwing flapping through the air? Show us butterflies through your lens this summer through our weekly photo contest. Submit your entries by posting your favorite photo to Instagram then follow and tag CNC @chattahoocheenaturecenter! Winners will be selected each week and will win a pair of tickets to CNC.

>>Step 1: Follow @chattahoocheenaturecenter on Instagram

>>Step 2: Select your favorite photo
Under “Tag People” select @chattahoocheenaturecenter
Under “Add Location” select @chattahoocheenaturecenter

>> Click the Share button! 

Butterfly Encounter

THE DETAILS

>> Included with general admission and free to CNC Members. Purchase admission tickets in advance to secure a date and time for your visit. Members may also make advanced reservations.

>> During inclement weather (including rain, excessive wind, and/or thunder) the encounter may close temporarily for safety reasons.

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