This season, take a magical journey through Molbak’s Butterfly Garden, a verdant pollinator paradise at Woodland Park Zoo! Experience how the smallest animals change the world by interacting with over 500 fluttering ambassador butterflies, then head to Microsoft Pollinator Patio to glimpse local bumblebees and hummingbirds enjoying the native blooms. You’ll learn actionable tips for how to attract these pollinators to your own home and give them what they need to thrive.

When you make a gift to the zoo’s Annual Fund this season, we’ll recognize your generosity with a special opportunity to name a butterfly, bee or hummingbird in our pollinator habitats.

In appreciation of your support, you’ll receive a digital certificate, perfect for sharing or gifting and your pollinator’s name will be displayed on our website all summer long!


Frequently Asked Questions

Choose a Pollinator


Your Gift Changes the World!

Gifts of any amount make a big difference in our work to preserve pollinator habitats, restore threatened butterfly populations and educate millions of visitors about the importance of biodiversity in sustaining all life.



Go with the flow

  • Sun worshiper, loves to bask in the rays
  • Ultraviolet vision – can see the color spectrum we can’t
  • Can get distracted when eating nectar
  • Loves a day at the spa for a mud treatment

Name a Butterfly


Independent and busy

  • Can’t move when they’re too cold
  • Peaceful and nonaggressive
  • Loves having a good deck and/or patio nearby
  • Messy eater – gets pollen all in their coat and on their hairy belly when eating

Name a Bumblebee


Energetic – except early in the morning

  • Loves to take baths
  • Uses spider silk and lichen to construct nests
  • Remembers the location of each flower and feeder in their territory
  • Goes into torpor each night to save energy

Name a Hummingbird


View the List of Submitted Names

Our Mission

Woodland Park Zoo saves wildlife and inspires everyone to make conservation a priority in their lives.

Land Acknowledgment

Woodland Park Zoo recognizes that these are the lands of the Tribal signatories of the Treaty of Point Elliott. We acknowledge their stewardship of this place continues to this day and that it is our responsibility to join them to restore the relationship with the living world around us.

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