Entrance to the Butterfly House and Caterpillar Nursery


June 7 - September 12, 2021

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

About the Caterpillar Nursery

  • Observe 21 species of native Ohio caterpillars as they eat and grow

  • Learn about more than 30 species of host plants on which these pollinators lay their eggs

  • Discover caterpillars in every stage of their life cycle, from egg to larva to pupa.

  • Learn how to correctly identify different caterpillar species and their adult butterfly stage.

  • Enjoy caterpillar-related activities for the whole family


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

A young visitor observes a caterpillar as it feeds.


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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.