Commune with butterflies and blooms at the Conservatory of Flowers
Many unique butterflies and moths can be seen during the Butterflies and Blooms exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers in San Francisco.
- If You Go
Where: Conservatory of Flowers, Golden Gate Park, 100 John F. Kennedy Drive, San Francisco
When: 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday. They are closed on Mondays. The Butterflies and Blooms exhibit runs until Oct. 20.
Cost: $7 for adults; $5 for youth ages 12 to 17, seniors ages 65 and older and students with ID; $2 for children ages 5 to 11; and free for children ages 4 and under. The conservatory is free to all visitors on the first Tuesday of every month.
Information: www.conservatoryofflowers.org, or call 415-831-2090.
Considerations: On Sundays and all major holidays, Golden Gate Park closes many of its roads to all vehicle traffic. On Sundays, when there is no parking in Golden Gate Park, visitors may take the free Golden Gate Park Shuttle Bus, which runs every 15 to 20 minutes during park hours. Food, drink, strollers, pets and outside plants are not allowed in the conservatory, and the temperatures may exceed 85 degrees so dress accordingly.
Posted: Thursday, June 13, 2013 4:33 pm
The allure of gardens can entice even the busiest of us to venture through their gates to the enchanting world that lies beyond. The solitude invites us to take a break from the activities of the day, the flowers beckoning us to smell their unique aromas, and the thought of hidden secrets behind the furniture, underneath rocks and in the slightly hidden corners remind us of adventures of our past — and if you are young or still young at heart, a invitation to future adventures waiting to begin.
For those who live to fill the senses with new and exotic smells of unfamiliar plants, to mix beauty with learning and to be engulfed in a massive array of colors offered by a well kept and designed garden, you must find your way to the Butterflies and Blooms exhibit at the Conservatory of Flowers.
Thursday, June 13, 2013 4:33 pm.