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Are you fascinated by butterflies? Do you love watching them in flight – or trying to snap that perfect photo of one? Would you like to learn more about butterflies?
If you answered yes to any of those questions, then a trip to Butterfly Farms in Encinitas would be perfect for you!
Butterfly Farms is a California non-profit that was started in the San Diego area in 2012 as a response to the declining populations of native butterflies and other native pollinators. And at Butterfly Farms, they are dedicated to butterfly conservation, research and education.
Their 3,000 square foot vivarium is a butterfly free-flight house. It’s actually the largest native butterfly free flight house in Southern California!
Visitors can observe some of the following local species of butterflies flying freely:
- Monarch butterflies
- Cloudless Sulfur
- Painted Ladies
- Cabbage Whites
- Gulf Fritillaries
- Anise Swallowtails
- Mourning Cloaks
- Giant Swallowtails
- and more!
The Vivarium is open to the public every day between April 1st and November 15th, from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
Also in the vivarium, experts can study the interactions of the butterflies. There are other facilities at Butterfly Farms the experts can use, including a laboratory, classrooms, and a nursery.
Butterfly Farms Coupon
So I’m sure you’d love to find out how you can save money on admission to Butterfly Farms. Well, click here and you can get 25% off! You don’t even need to enter in a coupon or promo code – the savings are automatic! This is for admission for two people. If you’d like admission for four people, you’ll get an even bigger savings of 33%.
And here’s another way to save: children ages 2 and under, as well as active duty military and their dependents, get in free!
Visitors may eat snacks or lunch at the picnic tables (if available).
Watch your step at Butterfly Farms. And make sure not to step on any plants! You don’t want to step on a butterfly or caterpillar.
Similarly, don’t touch any of the insects or plants. Instead, let the butterfly come to you. Or, an instructor can show you a butterfly or caterpillar.