Saturday, May 19, 2012

Family Fun: Panhandle Butterfly House!

Butterfly house in Navarre reopens for Summer
One of the areas favorite seasonal attractions opens this Thursday~

The Panhandle Butterfly House is opening for its 2012 season this Thursday, May 24, 2012.  The Panhandle Butterfly House has been a popular local attraction since opening in May 1997. It's located at 8581 Navarre Parkway, Navarre, FL 32566 at the foot of the Navarre Beach Bridge.

Sample of Mounted Butterfly Collection at Butterfly House
The butterfly house will be open Thursday through Saturday through early Fall. Admission is free, but donations are greatly appreciated. Group tours (10+ people) are available Monday- Wednesday with appointments.
The butterfly house is an amazing educational exhibit with dozens of live butterflies on display and can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. The building is surrounded (inside and out) by beautiful gardens.
The Butterfly House is composed of two different areas. The first is an indoor museum of mounted butterflies and other educational displays. The second is a large screened in gazebo room with plush vegetation throughout. Butterflies scatter throughout while visitors observe them in their natural habitat.

My niece having fun at the Butterfly House last fall~ she had a great time!
I really enjoyed my visit to the Butterfly House. We spent about 25 minutes total exploring and observing butterflies and then went to Navarre park to finish off a fun (Free) afternoon.
Here are some pictures I took of butterflies inside the butterfly house when I went last Fall:
Butterfly photo taken at Panhandle Butterfly House

Monarch Butterfly at Panhandle Butterfly House~
Since the home is operated only through community support via donations and volunteer work, the Butterfly House is always looking for dedicated volunteers and monetary donations.  In addition to assisting guests, volunteers are needed to maintain the gardens and facility.

Like the Butterfly House on Facebook. or visit their website for more information.

Navarre Park
Playground set at waterfront Navarre Park~
There is a huge waterfront park (Navarre Park) located next door to the Panhandle Butterfly House. There are playground areas, swings, a little beach, picnic tables, restrooms, basketball hoops, splash pad and more.
So pack a picnic, grab the kids' bathing suits and head on down to Navarre to support the Panhandle Butterfly House this weekend!

Until next time,
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