On a recent trip to Key West, my children and I visited a beautiful butterfly museum. Amazing! Inside the rainforest-esque atmosphere where thousands of colorful butterflies fluttering about the tropical flowers. It was eye candy of the best kind.
Who knew there was something similar so close to home? The Butterfly Place in Westford, MA is home to New England butterflies and tropical species from all over the world.
Having not personally been, their website offers this:
“Walk along a winding pathway. Observe butterflies sipping from flowers, basking in the sunshine and flying freely in a natural habitat. Enjoy our koi fish and quail birds which live among the butterflies. Visit the “show and tell bench” where a staff member is always available to answer your questions and help make your visit fun. See eggs, caterpillars or other interesting creatures up close.”
Located only 5 miles south of the Pheasant Lane Mall (in Nashua, New Hampshire) on the Westford/Tyngsboro town line, it’s a doable drive for families on the seacoast.
The Butterfly Place is open seven days a week from February 14th (Valentine’s Day) through the October 31st (Halloween). Closed Easter Sunday.
Check their website for hours and admission costs.
The Butterfly Place
120 Tyngsboro, Westford MA 01886