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Insect Lore Butterfly Garden, 11.5"

Ages 4+
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This Butterfly Garden habitat kit lets you observe Painted Lady caterpillars for about three weeks as they mature, change into chrysalises, and finally, emerge as beautiful butterflies. Coupon to redeem butterfly larvae included. Read More

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For more than 50 years, parents, kids, teachers, and students have enjoyed watching the miracle of metamorphosis with this unforgettable kit! It's easy to create the right environment for the right insects with this kit, so you can spend your time and energy observing and understanding the miracle of metamorphosis with your kids.

Kids and adults alike will enjoy this fun, engaging, hands-on educational activity; this butterfly habitat comes with everything you need to learn and explore the ever-changing life cycle of a butterfly!

Over a course of 3 weeks, observe and learn as five tiny caterpillars transform to chrysalides inside their mesh habitat and then emerge as painted lady butterflies. Feed and enjoy your butterflies for a few days, then let them go to pollinate our precious world. When you're ready to start, simply claim your live caterpillars online.

This Butterfly Garden Kit includes:

  • a colorful reusable pop-up habitat (11.5" tall) that's perfect for butterfly viewing
  • a butterfly feeder (feeding dropper)
  • a caterpillar quick guide with complete instructions (which you can also download here)
  • a READ ME insert with helpful caterpillar-raising tips
  • a voucher to redeem at your convenience for 5 baby caterpillars and nutritious food
    • Please Note: This item does not contain live insects. It includes a voucher which can be redeemed online for one cup of 5 live caterpillars. Simply redeem your voucher online, pay $7.95 for shipping, and your cup of caterpillars will arrive at your door within 2-3 days!

Another note: The caterpillars may not survive shipment in extreme heat or cold. Please postpone your order if daytime temperatures in your area are below 55° or above 85°.

Insect Lore's STEM educational butterfly kits allow children to explore the Real-World of Life Science, and its reliable biology ensures your children and students will enjoy a rewarding and memorable learning experience. Additionally, this authenticated butterfly life cycle kit can help cultivate an interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics).

Not quite ready to add to your shopping cart and checkout? Take a look at the customer reviews below to discover why this butterfly garden kit has a near 5-star rating!

Ready for an even bigger butterfly experience? Check out the 18"-tall Giant Butterfly Garden with butterfly life cycle figures or  the 23"-tall Live Butterfly Pavillion with twice as many caterpillars! 

Learn about the life cycles of other animals with the Beetle Life Cycle Kit, the Frog Hatchery Deluxe Kit, and the Sea Monkey Ocean Zoo!






Shipping Restriction: When you redeem the coupon for butterfly larvae, there is an additional $7.95 charge from the supplier. Larvae can only be shipped in the contiguous 48 US states and to Alaska.
Warning: CHOKING HAZARD - Small parts. Not for children under 3 years. Adult supervision required.
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