Butterflies Go Free Preview

butterflies go free4At the Insectarium the 10th anniversary of the popular exhibit “Butterflies Go Free” is taking place until the end of the month. This year’s theme is the investigation of myths and legends about butterflies and moths. These creatures have been interacting with humans from at least 6,500 B.C. and have appeared numerous times in art, stories and Greek philosophy. They have affected people worldwide as depictions of butterflies have been found in Greek, Roman, Mexican, and Bangladeshi cultures. As symbols of rebirth and metamorphosis, the butterfly has inspired many people.

It is your opportunity to get up close and personal with around 15,000 of these beautiful winged creatures as they are free to fly around the environment that has been set up especially for them. Each day anywhere between 100 and 400 are released and in the greenhouse there will be between 1,500 and 2,000 on any given day. They butterflies and moths are from all over the world including Australia, Costa Rica, China, Indonesia, and Thailand. We are given this unique and special opportunity to see them in their own environment. Once you have visited you will want to get on board to protect what little is left of their habitat on our planet.

Additional Information:
-Website: http://www2.ville.montreal.qc.ca/insectarium/insect.htm
-Location: 4581 Sherbrooke East (Pie-IX Metro)
-Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday: 9:00-5:00
-Admission: $1.75-$16.00
-Parking: $5.00 for first hour or $10.00 for full day

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