Butterfly Biosphere

Salt Lake City

A 10,000 sq ft glasshouse is the steamy home to dozens of tropical plant species and more than 1000 butterflies, including the iridescent blue morpho and the orange-and-black halloween butterfly. Interactive exhibits help children (and adults) cultivate a greater appreciation for the insect world.

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