Butterfly Hollow Now Open at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens will open Butterfly Hollow March 9, 2012, in Jacksonville, FL.See hundreds of butterflies in a specially-made habitat stocked with butterflies’ favorite plants.

Butterfly Hollow, an 8500 square foot exhibit that will be on display through September 30, 2012, at Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens, has a fairytale feel to it, with fairy houses, garden art, water features, arbors and more.

Throughout the display, there are signs telling about butterflies’ important role in nature, courtesy of a butterfly expert, Wendy Perrywhistle, a British professor hailed for her books about butterflies and fairy lore. Guests are able to see butterfly pupae and witness all the stages of the metamorphosis of a butterfly.

The exhibit costs $2 in addition to zoo entry fees, or $1.50 for zoo members. It is wheelchair accessible, but strollers are not allowed. They’ll offer a designated “stroller parking” area outside the Hollow.

The special exhibit is on the Trout River end of the zoo across from the Asian Bamboo Gardens.

If you want to go:

Where: 370 Zoo Parkway, Jacksonville

When: The exhibit will be open from 9:30 a.m. to 30 minutes before closing time daily.

Cost: The exhibit costs $2 in addition to zoo entry fees, or $1.50 for zoo members.

Call: 904-757-4463

Website: www.jacksonvillezoo.org

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