On a trip to Key West a few years ago, 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 yet, 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.
PLEASE NOTE for Covid: The Commonwealth of Massachusetts no longer mandates masks in most cases/situations. It is suggested that you should wear a mask if not fully vaccinated. When visiting, please practice social distancing and be courteous to others.
Hours of Operation
- Open Seven Days a Week from February through Columbus Day (early October.)
- 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM
- Entrance ticket sales end at 3:30 PM, and new customers will not be admitted into the exhibits after 3:30 PM.
- Adults: $14.00
- Seniors (65+): $12.00
- Children (3-12 years): $10.00
- Children (2 and under): Free
The Butterfly Place
120 Tyngsboro, Westford MA 01886