Butterfly World features as its centerpiece a walk-through tropical garden with thousands of live butterflies, as well as an insect museum, a lorikeet encounter, botanical gardens, and six aviaries, including the largest free-flight hummingbird aviary in the country.
Coconut Creek, Florida (April 23, 2014) – From 1988 to 2014, Mother’s Day Weekend has been and is the weekend at Butterfly World. During their very first year of operation, all moms were admitted free on Mother’s Day, and it instantly became a cherished tradition. Over time the celebration grew from one day to the weekend, to what it is now, a three, full day event. This year, all moms get free admission Friday, May 9 through Sunday, May 11, 2014, 9 am – 5 pm.
Butterfly World opened in 1988, and is the largest butterfly park in the world, and the first park of its kind in the Western Hemisphere. It features as its centerpiece a walk-through tropical garden with thousands of live butterflies, as well as an insect museum, a lorikeet encounter, botanical gardens, and six aviaries, including the largest free-flight hummingbird aviary in the country.
Soon after completion of the park, Butterfly World Founder, Ron Boender, wanted to do something good within the community, and “Who better to honor than mothers?” Boender says.
Although dads and children are welcome, this free admission tradition does not require that children be present. “One of the greatest things about the weekend is that it allows us to do something for mothers whose children may not be able to be with them,” says Boender.
Butterfly World is located at Tradewinds Park South, 3600 W. Sample Road, Coconut Creek, FL.
Tradewinds Park Weekend/Holiday Gate fee will be in effect. $1.50 per person (5 and under are free).
Parents Connect said: “The Tropical Rain Forest Aviary is one of Butterfly World’s most popular attractions. This mammoth 8,000 square foot screened enclosure is the largest single butterfly habitat in the world, soaring to 30 feet in height and enclosing 240,000 cubic feet of space. Inside, over 20,000 butterflies enjoy a natural rain forest environment, complete with flowers, trees, a waterfall, a cave and a cooling tropical mist. Patient visitors are invariably rewarded by a butterfly or two landing on them at some point.”
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