Video: Preview of ‘Butterflies Are Blooming’

The Butterflies Are Blooming exhibit at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids Township. (Feb. 28, 2014)
The Butterflies Are Blooming exhibit at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids Township. (Feb. 28, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – The annual Butterflies Are Blooming exhibit at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park is ready for the public.

The largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation is March 1 through April 30 at 1000 E. Beltline Ave. NE in Grand Rapids Township.

The Butterflies Are Blooming exhibit at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids Township. (Feb. 28, 2014)
The Butterflies Are Blooming exhibit at Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park in Grand Rapids Township. (Feb. 28, 2014)

Guests can experience 7,000 tropical butterflies from around the world flying freely in the Tropical Conservatory, where temperatures are 85 degrees, according to the Park’s website.

Admission is free for Meijer Gardens members and children 2 and younger, and costs $12 for adults (14-64), $9 for senior citizen (65 and older), $9 for students with an ID, $6 for children (5-13), and $4 for children (3-4).

Watch the video above as Storm Team 8 Meteorologist Matt Kirkwood talks with Steve Lawarre, director of horticulture at the Park, about the exhibition.

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