Visit a living showcase of native southwest Ohio butterflies and moths
The Butterfly House is currently closed. However, visitors can frequently find butterflies and other pollinators at the Edible Landscape Garden, the Conservation Corner’s prairie, near the Tree Tower, and in the gardens around the Butterfly House. Learn more.
The Butterfly House at Cox Arboretum MetroPark is one of the few butterfly exhibits in the country featuring all native butterflies. Our native-Ohio Butterfly House enables children and adults to view native butterflies and moths in all stages of metamorphosis. Exploration will bring discoveries about the various species of butterflies and plants, making each experience a personal connection with nature.
Species such as painted lady, red admiral, monarch, giant swallowtail, black swallowtail, spicebush swallowtail, tiger swallowtail, luna moth, cecropia moth, polyphemus moth and pipevine swallowtail are featured.
The mission of the house is to exhibit native butterflies and pollinators in a natural environment, captivate visitors, inspire protection of threatened habitats and educate the public on butterfly/moth lifecycles and their plant partnerships.