Berniece Grewcock Butterfly and Insect Pavilion

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

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. 

From March 1 - October 31, the butterfly wing of the exhibit is open Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. The insect wing is open seven days a week from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.

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.

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