Date Visited: May 29, 2016
Location: 281 Greenfield Rd, South Deerfield, MA 413-665-2805
Hours: presently open 9 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Fall, Winter and Spring hours: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas
Seniors (age 62 and over): $12.00
Seniors pay $10.50 on Wednesdays.
Children (age 3 through 17): $10.00
Also for students up through age 22
with valid student ID.
Children under age 3: Free
Parking: There are about 50 parking spaces.
Size: 8,000 square feet
Time To Allot For Visit: 1 to 2 hours
Dog Friendly: No
Highlights:butterflies, birds, reptiles and other animals, cafe
Home to nearly 4,000 species of exotic and domestic butterflies, Magic Wings Butterfly Conservatory & Gardens touts itself as a center for butterfly-related education,
recreation, entertainment and gardening needs. But, there is so much more than just butterflies there.
By far, the highlight of Magic Wings are the butterflies. The range in colors and shapes of the butterflies is amazing.
Sometimes you will have a few butterflies land on you. These “hitch hikers” are often attracted to your scent.
The layout of the facility is very decorative. Designs of butterflies, benches, pretty flowers, a fish pond, walking bridge and even a gazebo are scattered throughout the lobby and butterfly museum.
Meet Akbar, a Senegal parrot, the resident parrot at Magic Wings.
Akbar is not the only animal in the conservatory. Turtles and birds also roam the conservatory. In addition to the animals pictured below, there is also a room with reptiles, chicks and other animals but I don’t like seeing animals in cages, tanks or limited in those ways. All of the animals I photographed for this post had some ability to roam.
Dogs aren’t allowed at Magic Wings, for obvious reason (although most dogs would love to chase the butterflies). So, here are a few other pets for your viewing pleasure.