Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden

Open Now through October 4, 2020

Walk among free-flying native butterflies and other pollinators in our Native Texas Butterfly House & Garden. The butterfly house includes native species, which vary by season and what is available from suppliers. Our butterfly garden is filled with host plants that naturally attract these lovely creatures.You may even find a few ideas to try in your own garden! 

Heard Butterfly Coloring PagesThis area is also a great setting for nature photography and portraiture (small fee applies). Please note that the butterfly house is not open during the off-season. The butterfly garden is accessible year-round; however, plant life and inhabitants vary seasonally.

This exhibit is included in general admission and free for Heard Museum members. Not a member? Join today by clicking here.

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McKinney Monarch InitiativeGardening for Butterflies

Click here to learn more about gardening for butterflies and ways you can support them through their whole life cycle.

Be sure to check out our Spring Plant Sale for a number of great plants for butterflies and other pollinators. Click here for more information.

Learn more at a Butterfly Talk

Watch for scheduled programs--coming soon. Butterfly Talks are included in general admission and are free for Heard Museum members. Designed primarily for adults. Interested youth may attend with an adult. May not be suitable for children younger than 10 years.Talks are led by Melanie Schuchart, one of our key butterfly volunteers. Each presentation will last about an hour, followed by a walk through the butterfly house and garden.


For Kids

See more photos from the butterfly house and garden on Instagram by clicking here. If you would like to see your photos displayed in this set, simply tag them with #heardbutterflies

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Basic Heard Guidelines

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