On a trip to Key West a few years ago, my children and I visited a beautiful butterfly museum. Amazing! Inside the rainforest-esque atmosphere where thousands of colorful butterflies fluttering about the tropical flowers. It was eye candy of the best kind.
Who knew there was something similar so close to home? The Butterfly Place in Westford, MA is home to New England butterflies and tropical species from all over the world.
Having not personally been, their website offers this:
“Walk along a winding pathway. Observe butterflies sipping from flowers, basking in the sunshine and flying freely in a natural habitat. Enjoy our koi fish and quail birds which live among the butterflies. Visit the “show and tell bench” where a staff member is always available to answer your questions and help make your visit fun. See eggs, caterpillars or other interesting creatures up close.”
Located only 5 miles south of the Pheasant Lane Mall (in Nashua, New Hampshire) on the Westford/Tyngsboro town line, it’s a doable drive for families on the seacoast.
The Butterfly Place reopened on Monday, July 6 and will be open for regular business hours.
It is not necessary for you to make a reservation or purchase tickets in advance. Tickets may be purchased at the door; however, social distancing protocols will be in place, and we may need to ask you to wait for your turn to enter. Masks must be worn, and hand sanitizer will be provided.
Hours of Operation
- Open Seven Days a Week from February 14th (Valentine’s Day) through Columbus Day (early October)
- 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Entrance ticket sales end at 3:30 PM, and new customers will not be admitted into the exhibits after 3:30 PM.
- Adults: $13.00
- Seniors (65+): $11.00
- Children (3-12 years): $9.00
- Children (2 and under): Free
The Butterfly Place
120 Tyngsboro, Westford MA 01886