Cape Cod's Nature Place

The Cape Cod Museum of Natural History

Butterfly House & Pollinator Path

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 Pollinator Path filled with multi-colored 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 be able to watch caterpillars go through the different stages of their life cycle and you may even be there at the moment a butterfly emerges from its chrysalis to join the others in flight!


The Butterfly House is a pre-paid $30 fee for up to 8 people per pod* per 15-minute time slot.

RESERVATIONS for each time slot are REQUIRED. Please call 508.896.3867 x133

NOTE: The Butterfly House is a pre-paid add-on. You must pay Admission to the Museum at the door.

The Butterfly House is open Tuesday, June 1, 2021 - Sunday, September 5, 2021

Daily opportunities: 10:00 am, 10:20 am, 10:40 am, 11:30 am, 11:50 am, 12:10 pm, 12:50 pm, 1:10 pm, 2:00 pm, 2:20 pm, 2:40 pm

*Due to the current COVID rules, we are operating our small space events by selling a ticket for a pod. You buy the time slot and bring your own group of up to 8 people, children and babies included. As with everything COVID, it is possible this could change at any time. Please check back for updates.

Want to feed the butterflies? CLICK HERE

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