Berniece Grewcock Butterfly and Insect Pavilion

Find yourself completely immersed with hundreds of majestic free flying butterflies in a tropical environment. 

Butterfly Side of Butterfly and Insect Pavilion is open for guided tours Monday - Friday. Tours are on the hour from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and last about 15 minutes. Then, on Saturdays and Sundays, it is open from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Insect Side is open daily from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.




The Berniece Grewcock Butterfly and Insect Pavilion is a total immersion exhibit located between the Scott Aquarium and the Giraffe Complex. Viewed from the sky, the exhibit resembles a winged insect. The butterfly conservatory features waterfalls, an Amazon water lily pool, exquisite butterflies, moths and hummingbirds. The insect pavilion is home to ants, spiders, scorpions, walking sticks, mantids, centipedes, roaches, beetles and a host of other amazing creatures.

Watch the video below to learn about the Salt Creek tiger beetles and Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium's partnership with Lincoln's Children Zoo, Saline Wetland Conservation Partnership, University of Nebraska at Lincoln Department of Entomology US Fish and Wildlife and Nebraska Game & Parks.




Download the exhibit fact sheet.