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Butterflies!

Have you heard that the Butterfly Kaleidoscope is open for the season at the Indy Zoo? Despite some crummy weather, my family headed out to see the spectacle for ourselves.IMG_8417The butterflies are kept inside the Hilbert Conservatory. So not only do you get to see butterflies in their many stages ….IMG_8424 IMG_8426You also get to experience the tropical greenery in this 5,000 square foot space!IMG_8425 IMG_8427My favorite part of the exhibit was the emergence chamber. It shows butterflies at the various stages of metamorphosis and each day they release butterflies into the exhibit. IMG_8418Afterwards we headed into the zoo to see some of the other exhibits. Like the oceans – IMG_8429Desert – where we got to touch a snake!IMG_2300Plains – IMG_8456Orangutan exhibit (learn more about that at my last visit!) – IMG_8454Dolphin Pavilion – IMG_8444 IMG_8438All in all a great experience to see the butterflies and walk around the zoo with minimal crowd (albeit with our rain boots and umbrellas!). If you are thinking about heading out this summer, be sure to check out the Indy Zoo pricing – you benefit by buying early and on less crowded days (genious!).

For other attractions and events in the area, be sure to Visit Indy.

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Written by : Living in Indianapolis since 2001, Carrie is no stranger to traveling throughout the state. She has worked at Conner Prairie and at the Indiana Office of Tourism. Now working for the Indiana Tourism Association and having a young daughter, Carrie has even more opportunities to take advantage of Indiana's many attractions. Carrie receives compensation from the Indiana Office of Tourism Development for blogging. For more information, see our FTC Disclosure page.