Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History


Feed the Butterflies!

Nature Program


Saturday, June 1st - Sunday, September 1, 2019 from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Butterflies are among the most beautiful insects in the world. Our Butterfly House will give visitors the chance to see and experience butterflies “up close and personal.” As you approach the Butterfly House you will walk through a beautiful Pollinator Path filled with blooming plants such as Orange Butterfly Weed (providing a place for butterflies to lay their eggs), Yarrow, Purple Coneflower and many more varieties that attract our pollinators and provide them with nectar. Once inside, you will see Monarchs and Painted Ladies as well as a selection of butterflies native to Cape Cod. You will also be able to watch caterpillars go through the different stages of a butterfly cycle; you may even be there when a butterfly emerges from its chrysalis to join other butterflies in flight. 

Visiting the Butterfly House is Free with Museum Admission.  


Monday – Friday: 10:00 am, 12:00 pm and 2:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday: 10:00 am, 11:30 am and 1:00 pm 

Guests will be able to feed a butterfly by holding a small sponge brush with juice on it and watch the butterfly up close as it drinks from the sponge!  What a great nature experience and photo opportunity!

Feeding the Butterflies costs $6.00. Reservations are recommended. Call early. Space is limited.

And don’t miss… Mothapolooza open June 24 - August 9, 2019

Thanks to The Simon Foundation, Crocker Nurseries, our volunteers and staff involved in making this possible!