Painted lady butterfly on a flower

This program can include a butterfly release upon request.

Book a School Program

The Program:

Butterflies Up-Close

Students will learn about some common Newfoundland butterflies and how we can help create an ideal habitat for them. The life cycle and mutualistic relationship between flowers and butterflies will be investigated. Students will have an opportunity to get up-close and personal with a butterfly specimen, by inspecting their anatomy under the microscope.  Are you raising Painted Lady Butterflies in your classroom?  The Botanical Garden is a perfect opportunity to release them!

Don't see the curriculum objective you want? Let us know, we can adapt our program to meet your needs.

To book a school program at the Botanical Garden, please use our online form or contact Education Staff at bgprograms@mun.ca or 864-8590.


Botanical Garden

230 Elizabeth Ave, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1B 3X9

Postal Address: P.O. Box 4200, St. John's, NL, CANADA, A1C 5S7

Tel: (709) 864-8000