SOAR: Tropical Butterflies at South Coast Botanic Garden

Mon May 1, 2023 - Thu Aug 31, 2023
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Repeating every days through August 31, 2023.
Various times
Age: All ages
Price: Adult (over 18 ):$23; Students: $19; Children (5 - 12): $13; Children (2 - 4): $8; Infants: free ; Butterfly feeding experience: additional $6
South Coast Botanic Garden
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South Coast Botanic Garden is soaring to great heights with the return of the butterfly experience, which features tropical butterflies in the garden's specially-built pavilion. New for 2023: a butterfly feeding experience.

SOAR gives locals a chance to see  hundreds of tropical butterflies that wouldn’t normally be seen in Southern California

The experience begins in the Host and Nectar Garden where guests wander through beautiful species that are part of a butterfly’s habitat. Next is the Emergence Chamber where guests may just see a butterfly emerge from its pupa! The pavilion follows, offering an up-close-and-personal experience with the hundreds of butterflies flying throughout the exhibit. There are additional photo opportunities outside of the pavilion as well. 


For an additional $6, guests participate the Butterfly Feeding Experience. Choose from a flower vial or ring filled with nectar to use while inside the pavilion to help entice butterflies to come close for an immersive experience. 

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