Butterfly Kaleidoscope

Butterfly Kaleidoscope presented by Citizens Energy Group will return March 21 to the Hilbert Conservatory. Each year, we transformed the indoor gardens into a tropical paradise to bring you butterflies in a way that you’ve never experienced them before!

As you walk through the warm, aromatic indoor garden, more than 40 species of butterflies will flit nearby — and one might even land on you! Each day, newly hatched butterflies will be released from the Emergence Chamber near the center of the Conservatory. Marvel at the more than 40 colorful species (of butterflies AND moths!), including bamboo page, banded peacock, blue tiger, ghost sulpher, sleepy orange and the Tanzanian sunset moth! Come to one of our scheduled releases and watch them take their first flight! Learn about the amazing metamorphosis of these magical creatures — from egg to larva to pupa to butterfly. Feel the soft flutter of their wings as they float by on their way to take a drink of nectar from stunning glass feeders. Don’t forget your camera to capture the stunning colors and delicate details of these fascinating creatures! Children also will love the magnetic build-a-butterfly wall where they can build replicas of these interesting insects.

  March 21, 2019–September 2, 2019
  Every Sunday, Wednesday–Saturday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
  General admission


Indianapolis Zoo

The Indianapolis Zoo is committed to global conservation and educating the community in new, exciting ways. Perfect for a family outing, stop by and see a variety of exotic, beautiful animals or attend one of the zoo's lively events! 

1200 West Washington Street
P.O. Box 22309

(317) 630-2001

Mon. - Thurs.: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Fri. - Sun.: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Facility Address / Phone Amenities
IUPUI Riverwalk Garage 245 University Boulevard
Attraction Address Phone
Indy Eleven 1001 West New York Street
IU Michael A. Carroll Track and Soccer Stadium 1001 West New York Street (317) 274-9749
Indiana University Natatorium 901 West New York Street (317) 274-3518

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James and the Giant Peach

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The Hotel Nepenthe

7:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

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Beyond Spaceship Earth

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Riley Children's Health Sports Legends Experience®

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

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Meet the Artists Exhibit

10 a.m. - 8 p.m.

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