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Open Now!   |    9:30 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. daily    |    Located near Zoomazium    |    Free with admission or membership

molbak's butterfly garden

Open seasonally

Take a walk in a beautiful garden while butterflies fly around you! Molbak’s Butterfly Garden is home to up to 500 free-flying butterflies representing at least 15 species native to North America. You'll learn about the butterfly's life cycle while watching new butterflies emerge from their chrysalises before flying free in the garden.

new! microsoft pollinator patio

Open year-round

Want to attract beautiful butterflies and other pollinators to your own backyard? This garden is full of ideas and actions you can take on behalf of native pollinators such as hummingbirds, beetles, bees and flies. Before you leave, take a sneak peek at the zoo's Silverspot Butterfly Lab where zookeepers and teen volunteers hatch and raise endangered Oregon silverspot butterflies for release into protected wild habitat.

Butterfly Identification Guide

See the most common species in the Butterfly Garden.

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