Butterfly Station

Meet a wide variety of beautiful native and non-native butterflies!

April – Mid-September

Science Station
Included with Admission
All ages

Tour our Butterfly Station to view hundreds of nature’s most beautiful creatures from across Central and North America! Find out which type of caterpillar certain plants attract, learn the best methods to attract butterflies and get inspired to create your own butterfly garden.

If the Butterfly Station looks crowded, try checking out another experience in the Science Center and head back later. The butterflies aren’t going anywhere!

Image showing butterfly lifecycle
Discover Your Butterfly IQ!

Test your ability to identify different butterfly species and learn about the types that live in the area with our Butterfly Guide.

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Join Our Science Center Family

Do you and/or a friend have talents to share in the Butterfly Station & Garden? Consider becoming a volunteer!

Butterfly that landed on a flower
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What Are People Saying?

You cannot beat the Danville Science Center if you want interactive fun with your children. The Butterfly Garden is incredible. We LOVED this place and will go again!


Don’t miss the Butterfly Garden. In season it is magical! Appeals to all ages from the youngest to the oldest. Right next to a walking trail along the Dan River.

Joann V.

I am a big fan of the Danville Science Center! There are so many opportunities to learn and exhibits. Love the butterfly garden as well. I can't praise enough!

Sarah M.