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A Garden with wings -- butterfly house
Open June 1 - August 3

$3 per person (plus admission)
Admission is required to the Gardens to access the Butterfly House. 

Smith-Gilbert Gardens Members receive free admission, but are still required to reserve admissions and purchase butterfly house tickets. Please bring your membership card when you check-in. 

Smith-Gilbert Gardens is excited to announce a new and upcoming event, Pollinator Palooza, which will mark the start of “A Garden with Wings” Butterfly Exhibit on Saturday, June 1, 2024. During Pollinator Palooza, visitors will have the opportunity to get a sneak peek at the Butterfly Exhibit without purchasing an additional butterfly house ticket. The event will also feature a variety of booths including arts, crafts and community partners focused on pollinator conservation, including Birds Georgia, Georgia Bat Working Group, Foodwell Alliance, Cobb County Master Gardeners and Cultured Ag Inc..


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Purchase Tickets!

Adopt a Butterfly!


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Available May 1 you can Buy a Butterfly! Did you know each butterfly in our exhibit costs $10-$12? With an extra month of the exhibit, we would love your support. Available online and in our gift shop, you can buy a butterfly for the exhibit for $10, $20 or a donation amount of your choice. Each donation goes towards the cost of the exhibit and funding for a future enclosed space. You’ll receive a beautiful vinyl sticker to commemorate your contribution.

Buy a Butterfly!

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

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know before you go:

Tickets
The Butterfly House will be open Tuesday-Saturday, from 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM. In an effort to provide the best experience possible for our visitors, tickets can be purchased within time slots. The time slots are available for every hour, and we anticipate your visit in the Butterfly House to take 15-20 minutes.

You will receive a ticket to be collected at the Butterfly House when you check in at the Gardens. Your butterfly house entry is timed specifically.

We are charging $3 per ticket to the Butterfly House this year. This charge helps greatly offset our costs to build and open the Butterfly House. Each butterfly costs anywhere from $8-$10!

Everyone must have an admission ticket along with their Butterfly House ticket to be permitted inside.

Parking
We kindly ask that every visitor park in our main parking lot on Pine Mountain Road. You will then walk up the sidewalk and check in inside the Hiram Butler House.

If you have a handicap placard, there are accessible spaces in front of the Hiram Butler House. In these instances, you may drive up the main driveway and will see the handicap parking spaces on your left. 1 space is reserved for loading/unloading.

*If spaces are full, you may unload in front of the house and park in the main parking lot. Check-in with staff if you have any questions on arrival*

Check-In
When you arrive, please check in at the Hiram Butler House to receive your wristbands and ticket entry cards to the Butterfly House. The entry card will have a time window on it (ex. 9:00 AM-9:20 AM), to allow easy flow and access for everyone.

You will not be permitted inside the Butterfly House without a wristband or time entry card.

Inside the Butterfly House
The Butterfly House can only permit a certain number of visitors at a time. We appreciate your patience and work hard to cut any wait times down as much as possible.

The Butterfly House is not ADA-accessible. We do not permit strollers inside the Butterfly House given the smaller pathways and space for visitors.

Do's and Don'ts

Do

• Bring your binoculars! Lots of birds and butterflies to see outside of the Butterfly House
• Take photos, make memories
• Hydrate and stay cool, the exhibit is open during the hottest time of the year
• Post your photos on social media and tag us! @smithgilbertga
• Support the Gardens, buy a membership or purchase a butterfly themed item from our Shop!
• Park your stroller outside of the Butterfly House

Don't

• Touch, grab, or attempt to catch the butterflies. This is their home and we are their visitors!
• Step inside of flower or plant beds
• Block other visitors from enjoying the exhibit