Our seasonal butterfly house was established to educate and inspire people to understand native Ohio butterfly species and to make choices to help support their life cycle. Each September, we release our native butterflies back into the wild. Helping us release these butterflies not only helps to support our nonprofit organization, but also helps to increase the native butterfly species in our local environment. In lieu of a big release celebration event this year because of COVID-19 restrictions, we are instead offering numerous intimate release opportunities for families to celebrate their own special moment connecting with nature in a private butterfly release that is meaningful to you. 


Thank you for your continued support!

Daytime Release

September 7-13

Seen as a tribute to life, rebirth, and freedom, butterflies also represent endurance, hope, growth, and transformation. A butterfly release is an ideal way to make any important event into a moment never forgotten.


As you release the butterflies, know that you are also giving back to nature and encouraging life to go on. 

We have a limited number of butterflies available, so preorder is required. Order online, call us at (330) 829-7050 or order in-person at our Visit Center.

Daytime Release

How It Works

$15 Donation

Each $15 donation includes one live butterfly (random species) prepared for release.


You must release the butterfly within 24 hours.

Release Location

You may choose any outdoor site to release your butterfly, such as

  • Anywhere on the grounds at Beech Creek Gardens

  • Any outdoor location of your choice

Experience a beautiful evening while honoring the life of a loved one. Celebrate life and the beauty of nature by providing a touching tribute to the people you love in life, whether they are still with you or have moved on.


Invite your closest family or circle of friends and create an inspiring, memorable evening celebrating special moments in our lives.

We have a limited number of time slots available, so a reservation is required. Check our online store for current availability. Order online or call us at (330) 829-7050 or order in-person at our Visit Center.

Private Evening Release

September 8-13

Private Release

How It Works

$250 Donation

  • 10 live butterflies (random species) prepared for release

  • Exclusive access to the Butterfly House, Butterfly Garden, and surrounding areas for your party/reservation for one hour

  • Covered picnic area

  • Keepsake memorial card with a phrase/poem/lyrics illustrating the transformation and symbolism of these beautiful creatures in relationship to our own lives

  • Peaceful background music

You May Bring

  • Up to 10 people per party/reservation

  • Beverages (wine, beer, etc.)

  • Food (cheese, fruit, cake, etc.)

  • Choice of music (CD)

Important Notes

  • Please have someone from your party/reservation arrive 15 minutes early to review butterfly release details

  • Please clean up after your party/reservation


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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.