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Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory and Gardens

281 Greenfield Road
413-665-2805

Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens, opened in October of 2000, consists of an 18,400-square foot facility that includes a 8,000-sq. ft. glass conservatory filled with butterflies, moths and tropical vegetation. We commemorated our new expansion in a Grand Opening ceremony June 26, 2004. The sun shines through the glass walls and heats up the conservatory to an 80-degree tropical-like environment all year round. The heart-shaped pond with Japanese koi graces the center of the conservatory. The sound of the waterfall, peaceful music and hundreds of butterflies fluttering freely through the air creates a tranquil and serene atmosphere. It has become a sought-after romantic place for weddings, for which we can provide a justice of the peace. Visits anytime throughout the year are delightful. It's truly amazing inside, for no matter how many people are enjoying the conservatory, it's still a peaceful sanctuary for all. Enter through the main entrance into our plant-filled atrium.

During cold winter days, a blazing fire is ongoing in the imposing fieldstone fireplace, beckoning you to shake off the chill of the day. Perched over the admissions counter is a 12-foot butterfly kite. On the wall is a handmade quilt by dottie case that includes the words Magic Wings 5 times. Can you find them?

Once you've paid your admission fee, you enter into our exhibits and display area where butterfly videos are presented. Browse through the various exhibits showing the history and evolution of butterflies. Did you know that butterflies and moths were possibly around during the dinosaur age? Did you know that a butterfly egg is the size of a pin head? Did you know that a caterpillar (also called a larva) eats its egg as soon as it hatches?

On the back wall is a poster of the Butterfly Alphabet, by Kjell B. Sandved, and on the front wall is the 4' x 6' original painting of Butterflies USA, by Alan James Robinson, commissioned especially for Magic Wings.

Through the double doors lies the conservatory. Your first glimpse is one of awe. Some 3,000 butterflies of all colors, shapes, sizes and varieties go dancing past. Our Flight Attendants are scattered throughout the conservatory, waiting to help you identify the many different butterflies. Brilliantly colored koi rise to the surface of the pond to greet you. Along the sides of the paths, we've tucked park benches for you to sit and relax and watch for as long as you need.

Leaving the conservatory, you enter the unique Magic Wings Gift Shop. Here you will find everything for the butterfly lover from novelty and gift items, to greeting cards and educational books, videos and posters, to T-shirts and sweatshirts, jewelry, mirrors, and even butterfly playing cards. We've also included our own unique glass globes -- no two alike -- that are truly amazing works of art.



Reviews

Nic

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018
So many different species of.butterflies. you'll find hundreds of your favorite color. It's also a tranquil atmosphere. I could stay there all day. Some advice if you want the butterflies to land on you, don't wear any perfume or cologne. They don't like strong smells. Also, bright colors attract them. Enjoy!

Elizabeth Boucher

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Sunday, April 22, 2018
An amazing trip. My husband,mom, sister, and my son all went and had a blast. There is a cafe which is responsibly priced and a gift shop where you get your tickets. There is a room before the butterflies which has geckos and snakes. Then you go into a room with mirrors which will let you see if you have butterflies on you. Then you enter the room which is pretty big, the butterflies are everywhere and lots of food for them. Be careful because there are some birds but also some butterflies fly close to the ground.

Chris evans

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Thursday, April 5, 2018
This place is awesome. You literally walk into a world of butterflies. From all shapes and sizes. Hundreds are visible at any given time. There are a few different Coy ponds and birds wandering free. We even saw a hummingbird. And all the plantlife in the place are real and amazing. An absolutely beautiful place.

Anthony Montalvo

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Friday, May 18, 2018
Great place tons of butterflies but a bit pricey at $13 for adults. I definitely enjoyed my time there if you like taking macro photography this is a great place to do just that. Though tripods and monopods are not allowed. So you will have to free hand it. Though there is plenty of light to shot at ISO 500.

Bruce Caisse

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Sunday, Feb. 25, 2018
This place is a great place to bring kids. There are butterflies from all over here and they are very active, flying all around the visitors. The beautiful, tropical greenhouse where they are kept is beautiful in its own right. They also have terrariums here with various kinds of other insects and some reptiles and amphibians. The place also has a small cafe and a room with tables where children can color pictures of butterflies. Magic wings is on route 5 just north of the Yankee Candle complex.

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