Butterfly Farm™ With Live Cup of Caterpillars™

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This entertaining and educational kit is STEM Authenticated and is the winner of the Teacher's Choice Award, Parents' Choice Award, Academics' Choice Award, Oppenheim Gold Seal Award, Mom's Choice Award, Hot Diggity Award, and the Tillywig Brain Child Award.   This order comes with live caterpillars.

Why You'll Love it

  • Watch five baby caterpillars eat and grow! 
  • One-of-a-kind Butterfly Farm™ habitat.
  • Comes with everything you need to raise your own caterpillars
  • Fun for the whole family!
  • Immersive three-week project teaches metamorphosis, biology, and togetherness. 
  • Proudly grown in the USA

Before You Grow

  • Please note this kit comes with live caterpillars.
  • Our insects are sensitive to outdoor temperatures. We recommend postponing your order if daytime, outdoor temperatures are below 50 degrees or above 85 degrees in your area. If you live somewhere currently outside of this range, we recommend purchasing a kit with voucher.
  •  We cannot ship live insects to Mexico, Canada, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, APO, FPO, or DPO addresses. 


  • 5 baby Painted Lady caterpillars
  • Pop-up habitat with ultra-clear panel ideal for viewing Painted Lady butterflies 
  • Tuck away panel on habitat showing all 4 stages of metamorphosis 
  • Budding Entomologist STEM Activity Journal full of immersive activities
  • Chrysalis Holding Log
  • Flower Shaped Butterfly Feeder
  • Feeding dropper 
  • 2 Sugar Packets for Butterfly Nectar
  • Caterpillar Quick Guide (you can also download the instructions here)  

Insect Lore, the Original Butterflies-by-Mail Company®, guarantees that at least 3 out of 5 caterpillars will become butterflies. You can learn more about the Insect Lore Guarantee here. 

Ages 4+ 


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