Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens

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Butterfly Hollow

Now Open!

Come visit Butterfly Hollow at the Jacksonville Zoo and Gardens. Wander down paths through a lush tropical forest and meadow, and enjoy a magical landscape with flowering plants that provide the nectar for hundreds of native butterflies. If you’re very lucky, these delicate creatures may even land on your hand or nose!

Let your imagination take flight as you look for fairy houses, garden art, water features, comfortable seating and beautiful arbors. Butterfly pupae will be on display inside the exhibit, so guests young and old can experience the wonder of the butterfly’s life cycle. As the season progresses, new species will be added, so there is always a good excuse to come back and visit the Hollow again and again.

Butterfly Hollow is open from 9:30 a.m. until a half hour prior to closing each day.

    Fees:
    Butterfly Hollow tickets can be purchased at Main Camp ticket booths or on the board walk to the entrance of this exhibit.
  • $2.00 per person for non-members
  • $1.50 per member

    VALUE TICKETS - Starting March 8th, 2014 (includes Admission, 4D Ride, Butterfly Hollow, Stingray Bay and unlimited Train and Carousel rides)
    Can be purchased online or at the Zoo’s Main Camp ticket windows.
  • $24.95 Adults (age 13 to 64)
  • $22.95 Seniors (age 65+)                       
  • $17.95 Child (age 3 to 12)
  • FREE – Children age 2 and under

    MEMBER VALUE BANDS - Starting March 8th (includes 4D Ride, Butterfly Hollow, Stingray Bay and unlimited Train and Carousel rides)
    Can be purchased at the Zoo’s Membership Office at Main Camp.
  • $9.00 Adults
  • $9.00 Seniors                        
  • $7.00 Child (age 3 to 12)
  • FREE – Children age 2 and under  

Frequently Asked Questions:

How do we find Butterfly Hollow?
Butterfly Hollow is set along the beautiful bank of the Trout River towards the back of the Zoo, across from Asian Bamboo Gardens. Walk down a board walk to a “Troll Booth” to pay admission prior to entering the exhibit.

Can I bring my wheel chair or stroller inside the exhibit?
This 8,500 square foot exhibit is fully handicap accessible. Though strollers will not be allowed inside, easy access stroller parking is available just outside the exhibit.

Want to continue your fun, even after you exit the Hollow?
The Butterfly Hollow gift shop offers butterfly themed trinkets like wings, jewelry, and toys, as well as yard adornments like birdfeeders, solar lamps, pottery waterfalls, gnomes, fairies and chimes.