There are probably a thousand reasons to visit the Omaha Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium, but the Berniece Grewcock Butterfly and Insect Pavilion has to be one of the most magical.
The space is kept very warm – around 85 degrees Fahrenheit – all year round to ensure the butterflies are active and flying around for visitors. It’s a completely enchanting experience. When you leave, you’ll have to stop in a small enclosed chamber to check yourself and others for any hitchhiking butterflies – they sometimes like to catch a ride out.
But this beautiful display isn’t just about watching the butterflies that fill the air. Since butterflies only live for a very short time, new chrysalises arrive weekly. You can see them in various stages of hatching.
Of course, there are other insects in the building. After you leave the butterfly conservatory, visit the insect pavilion to see some fascinating displays of insects from all over the world. Even if you’re not a fan of bugs, these displays – along with the accompanying information – are actually fascinating.
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