Pittsburgh July 12, 2017
You’ll Want To Plan A Day Trip To Pittsburgh’s Magical Butterfly House
Remember the sheer joy you felt as a child – and maybe even as an adult – when you saw a butterfly fluttering around? And how amazing it was if the butterfly landed on you? Relive that excitement. Meander among a breathtaking assortment of butterflies at Phipp’s Butterfly Forest this summer.
Saunter through the Japanese Courtyard Garden, the Sunken Garden, the Children's Discovery Garden and...
Pass a footbridge, straight from a Monet painting, tropical fruit trees, and a waterfall when you visit Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, a favorite Pittsburgh destination.
Make your way to the Stove Room, an enchanting butterfly forest where butterflies fly freely.
Stay still and watch the natural beauty of a butterfly who may just land on your camera or on you.
Let the butterflies sit on you but don't touch them or you could injure their delicate wings.
Stroll through the forest, where you'll discover a variety of species, including monarchs, painted ladies, question marks, and zebra longwings.
Learn more about the different species by reading the educational markers strategically placed throughout the forest.
The Butterfly Forest, open from spring through autumn annually, features its very own soundtrack, which varies each year.
Listen to the 2017 soundtrack in the forest, courtesy of students studying Experimental Sound Synthesis at Carnegie Mellon University.
Walk among the butterflies in the Butterfly Forest at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens Sunday through Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
1 Schenley Drive
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
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