Zoos & Wildlife

The Butterfly Zoo

Tiverton, RI

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Address: 409 Bulgarmarsh Rd, Tiverton, RI 02878, USA Number: 401 849 9519 Website Contact How do we get there?

What is there to do?

Butterflies are beautiful creatures! Their story is pretty amazing too, and at The Butterfly Zoo children can learn all about their transformation into the beautiful and colorful butterflies that you see in front of you!

The Butterfly Zoo has been giving families magical experiences for over 20 years - they are actually the 3rd oldest continuously operated live butterfly exhibit in the entire USA! That's quite an achievement!

This summer experience gives those animal lovers in the family to get up close to some of the most beautiful species of butterfly you might ever see! The giant green birdwing butterflies from New Guinea might come and say hi, or you might walk past The Zebras from Costa Rica. Don't forget your camera because there will be a lot of photo opportunities!

The Butterfly Zoo has it's live tropical exhibit in a huge greenhouse, so the butterflies will put on their aerial show happily when you visit, because they will be comfortable! Inside of the greenhouse you will find hundreds of beautiful nectar plants - some flowering - which are there for the butterflies meals!

The butterflies come from all over the world - from Africa, South America, and even as far as the South Pacific.

Take your time, and roam freely around the greenhouse to explore where you want to explore. There are a number of guides that can point out various aspects of the butterflies - including a butterfly laying an egg if you're lucky! Quite a sight!

So if you LOVE nature, and botany, and these beautiful colorful creatures, the Butterfly Zoo might just be the place for your next day out together!

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Make sure you go at least 30 minutes before closing because they shut on the dot!

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They are closed on rainy days! They do open on cloudy days though.

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If you do want to bring some students for an amazing educational experience, give them a call and see what they can help with!

Need a little extra help?


The zoo is handicap accessible, and they are there to help you in any way they can!

Click here for lots more great things to do near you in Rhode Island

When can we go?

11am - 4pm Monday to Saturday. Noon - 4pm Sunday.

June, July and August only.

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