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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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Fun and Educational

This was a wonderful project for my two children. I loved that it took them away from their electronics, helped them slow down, and brought us more in touch with the natural world. From the minute our caterpillars arrived, we were fascinated. Every day they surprised us with their growth and voracious appetite. I'd recommend this project to anyone who wants to learn a little and bond with their kids. It's a great opportunity to really observe and discuss what's going on. We'll definitely be purchasing again.




Review by Emily Posted on 7/28/2017

Great Learning Opportunity

All five of our little hungry caterpillars turned into beautiful butterflies! It was such a treat to watch them grow and change. My kids learned a lot about metamorphosis and we've been having a lot of fun watching for our butterfly friends in the garden. 5 stars!




Review by Julia Posted on 7/27/2017

Worth the expense! Fascinating fun!

Our family enjoyed this so much! It's fascinating to watch them. Ages 4-54 in my house and we can't wait to order more! It seems a bit expensive because you have to purchase the caterpillars and pay the overnight shipping, but it is well worth the money. All but one of our caterpillars became butterflies. My cat knocked the habitat over and one chrysalis was ruined.




Review by Dawn Posted on 6/20/2017

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