Tropical Butterflies

Friday, 15. December 2023 - Sunday, 17. March 2024

Exotic butterflies are flying freely in the Aquatic House

Tropical butterflies in all colours, very close: For many people in Munich the exhibition “Tropical Butterflies” is a traditional winter highlight. Due to the Corona pandemic, the visit was not possible for three years. Now the butterflies are finally back again!

More than 400 butterflies from tropical America and Southeast Asia are flying around freely in the Aquatic Plant House (house 4 of the greenhouses). Special butterfly farms in Costa Rica and Malaysia send their chrysalids to Munich Botanical Garden. A few days after they have arrived in the warm and humid greenhouse, they hatch.

Important information for your visit

  • Group visits are available by appointment only. Contact: Tel.: 089 17861 -321
  • School classes, kindergarden and after-school groups can register online. Currently all tours are fully booked. Click here to view available dates Tropical Butterflies

Tips for your visit

Especially on weekends, we expect a large number of visitors. We recommend you to visit the exhibition within the first weeks as well as during weekdays. Please schedule longer waiting times outside.

You cannot save any waiting time beause we have to coordinate the visitors in our auqatic house. Please join the queue.

We would like to point out that the visit of the butterfly exhibition is on your own responsibility. The Aquatic Plant House cannot be ventilated during the winter season. In addition, we kindly ask persons with a positive Corona test result to desist from a visit to the greenhouses.

Instagram: Tropical Butterflies Highlights

pictures: © Thomas Zeidler www.fotoart-zeidle



Aquatic House of the Botanical Garden Munich-Nymphenburg
Menzinger Street 65
D-80638 Munich
Tel.: 089 17861-321
Fax: 089 17861-324