Butterfly Quest

Join Butterfly Pavilion’s Butterfly Quest, a search to discover, track and monitor butterflies in the butterfly conservatory, capturing important data that contributes to our scientists' research.

Butterfly Pavilion’s Butterfly Quest is a unique opportunity to assist with Butterfly Pavilion research, while exploring the world of animal behavior. Help observe tagged butterflies, record meaningful data, and share your discoveries — all on your phone. By participating in Butterfly Quest, you are helping our scientists shape animal welfare here and in zoos around the world!

Butterfly houses, like our Wings of The Tropics,  offer a unique opportunity to understand and observe the lifespan of different butterfly species. We are always looking for new ways to improve animal care. To do this with our butterflies, we need to know how long they live and how they behave while under our care. To collect this data, we tag some butterflies upon emergence from their chrysalides. We can then track individuals and truly understand how our butterflies spend their time in their home.

This work can be very time consuming for our scientists, so we need your help!

Experience is included with General Admission and is free for current Butterfly Pavilion members. Click below to sign up today!

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