Entrance to the butterfly house with beautiful woods in the background.


June 7 - September 12, 2021

Monday-Saturday 10 am-4 pm & Sunday 12-5 pm

About the Butterfly House

  • Observe 21 species of native Ohio butterflies, skippers & moths

  • Hand-feed butterflies using a sugar water mixture (Tip: Try to get a butterfly to stay on your nose!)

  • Learn about more than 60 species of nectar and host plants that support these pollinators

  • Discover butterflies in every stage of their life cycle

  • Learn how to correctly identify the different species and distinguish male from female

  • Benches inside the facility allow visitors to sit, relax and enjoy - Explore at your own pace!

  • The brick walkways inside the facility can easily accommodate strollers, walkers and wheelchairs

Please note: For groups of 10 or more, please make a group reservation here.

Creation of the Butterfly House was funded by a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Nature Works. For more information about ODNR, visit www.ohiodnr.gov.

Annual Butterfly Release

Join us as we release all our native Ohio butterflies so they can contribute to the local environment. General admission applies to release day.

  • Participants can observe and assist with tagging and releasing Monarch butterflies

  • The Director of the Butterfly House, Jim Nero, will share information about the Monarch Watch conservation initiative.

  • Learn all about the Monarch migration and the research underway to better understand this amazing creature

2019 release date is Sunday, September 15 from 12-5 pm. For more information, visit our Butterfly Release Celebration page. For updates, like us on Facebook and sign up for emails.

A young visitor assists with the monarch tagging process.


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Beech Creek Gardens is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that operates on a 181-acre site in Stark County’s Washington Township in the heart of northeast Ohio. We provide educational opportunities and interactive experiences that inspire people to be good stewards of their communities and the world. 

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Beech Creek Gardens and these participating organizations & businesses in Stark County have pledged to follow Ohio Health Department's Responsible Restart Ohio sector-specific business guidelines for opening. We have implemented guidelines that protect the health of visitors and employees and help prevent the spread of COVID-19.