Experience the Magic of the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center

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Facility is open during Gardens Hours 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Flights of fancy await you in the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, where typically 1,000 or more butterflies flutter freely about in one of North America’s largest tropical butterfly conservatories. The Day Butterfly Center is a living, dynamic, glass-enclosed environment in which a variety of tropical plants nourish the residents and new arrivals emerge from their chrysalides, dry their wings, and begin their very first wing-beats.

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Butterflies 101

Become a butterfly expert! Join our experts for a 30-minute session where you can get an in-depth look at the fascinating details of these incredible creatures.

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Gardening for Butterflies

Add flight to your garden!  You can make your garden even more beautiful by planting the correct plants and creating the perfect environment to attract and support butterflies.

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The Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center supports the conservation of some of the world’s most threatened natural habitats.

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The Butterfly Center began as a marvel of innovation, technology, architecture, and beauty; and has become a hub of education, conservation, serenity, tradition, joy, and amazement!

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Blue Morpho Butterfly Month - September

Enjoy our month-long display of nature at its finest! Marvel at the Blue Morpho as hundreds of these tropical butterflies fill the Day Butterfly Center with their iridescent-blue splendor.

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Annual Butterfly Festival

Sat., Sept 21 and Sun. Sept 22 | Celebrate Callaway Gardens’ “flying flowers” at our festival with special activities for all ages!

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