Current Exhibitions

Blooms & Butterflies

March 8–September 28, 2014
The 20th anniversary of this popular exhibition features hundreds of colorful, exotic butterflies flying freely in the Pacific Island Water Garden, a warm and tropical haven filled with bright nectar blooms. See new butterflies emerge from their chrysalises, then watch them take their first flight during daily presentations at 1 and 3pm.

Butterfly Walks
Saturdays, 11am
Stroll the outdoor gardens with a staff member to observe native butterflies and learn about the plants that attract them.

Amazing Butterflies
May 17–September 21
Families explore this interactive experience and learn the surprising challenges butterflies face every day. Adventure through the leaves, learn how to move like a caterpillar, discover an ant that reaps the reward of an unusual friendship, then transform into a butterfly to take flight! Created by The Natural History Museum in London and Minotaur Mazes.
 
Blue Butterflies: Migration Across America
May 17–September 21
Indiana-based artist Tasha Lewis transforms the Cardinal Health Gallery with over 3000 cyanotype butterflies printed on cotton fabric. These butterflies have been installed in public spaces across the country. 

Blooms & Butterflies is sponsored by Cardinal Health Foundation, Giant Eagle, and Honda of America Mfg., Inc.



Spring Flower Show

Saturday, April 19–Sunday, June 8
The Dorothy M. Davis Showhouse comes alive with blooms just in time for Easter. This preview of spring and summer features hundreds of blooming trees, shrubs, perennials, and bulbs. In April, rhododendrons, azaleas, and crabapples sparkle above masses of lilies and tulips. In May, dogwoods, lilacs and colorful perennials take center stage. 

Explore the show with a staff horticulturist and learn more about the design, installation and plants on Sundays at 11am.