Butterfly Tent

Butterfly Tent

The Butterfly Tent is currently CLOSED for the season.

Visit over 700 live butterflies. The six species of North American butterflies fly around a 100-foot-long tent filled with flowering plants. Visitors can also see several caterpillars and chrysalis types go from eggs to butterfly.


Over 700 live butterflies


Memorial Day through Labor Day



Interactive Exhibit

See butterflies all around you


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Turtle Back Zoo

The Essex County Turtle Back Zoo is temporarily closing to the public effective March 14, 2020 following the lead and directive of our state health and government officials as a measure to help slow the spread of the novel coronavirus in our community.Learn more