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Butterfly Garden With Live Cup of Caterpillars


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Conditions are safe to ship insects from our facility in California.
Check temperatures in your area. Please ensure that daytime temperatures are 55 degrees fahrenheit or above at time of release. Some areas of the US may be too cold to raise and release insects now.
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This butterfly kit now includes a Deluxe Chrysalis Station and Insect Lore Butterfly Feeder!

During this time of year, it is important to monitor weather conditions in your area. Daytime temperatures should be over 55 degrees Fahrenheit to safely release your butterflies.

See Tiny Caterpillars Grow, Grow, Grow into Butterflies!

Kids can observe the butterfly life cycle up close with this butterfly kit from Insect Lore. A family and teacher favorite for almost 50 years, the Butterfly Garden with Live lets you begin the project the day the box arrives at your door. It comes with 5 baby caterpillars and everything you need to get them growing! The entire metamorphosis takes about 3 weeks. Watch them transform from caterpillars to chrysalides, to beautiful butterflies - then let them go!

What's in the box?

  • 5 baby caterpillars and all the food they'll need

  • Pop-up, reusable 11.5 inch mesh habitat

  • Feeding pipette

  • Caterpillars to Butterflies Instruction Guide

Ages 4+

Please Note: This item contains live insects.

We guarantee that at least 3 of your caterpillars will develop into healthy butterflies. 

Shipping: Live caterpillars are shipped to destinations within the Continental USA and Alaska. We cannot ship live caterpillars to Hawaii.

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Awesome experience!

My mom is a teacher and has used these for years, so when I had my kids (now age 3 and 19mo), I was excited for them to learn. These caterpillar cups were perfect and my son loved to watch them grow bigger. He would be so excited if he could see them moving. Once they spun their chrysalises, he would tell everyone he met about the life cycle of a butterfly. Though only 4 of our 5 made it to this stage (one died as a caterpillar), he loved naming them and watching them flutter around the habitat. Tomorrow is our release day, and I can't wait to watch his excitement!




Review by KCJ Posted on 5/17/2017

Wonderful & Educational

This was a great experience for the kids and myself (mom). Would highly recommend for anyone at any age to "grow" butterflies.




Review by momof2 Posted on 5/10/2017

Great learning experience!

My 3 yr old daughter and 8 yr old son received this as a Christmas gift and they equally enjoyed the process of transformation! It was so exciting and even my husband and I were fascinated! We're definitely buying more.... I recommend to any and everyone! It's a great gift!




Review by Steph Posted on 5/7/2017

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