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PNM Butterfly Pavilion

A seasonal exhibit featuring some of nature's most beautiful insects.

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2014 Season

Open May 23 - October 12

Closing date is dependent on weather conditions.

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily

Extended Summer Hours
Memorial Day-Labor Day
Open until 6 p.m. on Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day, July 4, and Labor Day.

Included with regular admission


The PNM Butterfly Pavilion features several hundred North American butterflies and thousands of nectar plants.

Visitors can watch new butterflies emerge from their chrysalides, and photographers can capture great shots of the colorful creatures.

On one side of the Pavilion, you can see small displays with dozens of other insects and arachnids and talk with our arthropod experts about these incredible animals.


Butterfly Identification Guide

The Color Identification Guide is 5 MB and is designed for legal (8.5" x 14") paper.



The Butterfly Pavilion is located on the west side of the Botanic Garden.


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