Check Out Our 2014 Special Events
Looking for different ways to enjoy the Butterfly Show? Come out to the Krohn Conservatory for some of these fun special events during this year's show...
Behind the Scenes Tour
April 30, May 28, June 11
5:30pm – 6:30pm
Tours are available only on the specific dates offered and it gives small groups an opportunity to get an educational program, hands on up close butterfly experience. Each participant gets to release a butterfly into the exhibit.
8am – 5pm
Photographers and monopods (no tripods) welcome special hours to enjoy the conservatory, the lillies and the butterflies.
Regular butterfly admission.
April 21, 28, May 5, 12 & 19
Monday Nights - 5:30pm – 7:30pm
Photographers and tripods welcome! Come get some great shots of our butterflies after hours.
$12 (price includes unlimited admission pin)
Photos due by May 30
Send us all your great photos for the chance to win!
Send your submissions to
Rules: Butterfly Show Photo Contest
Crafts and Crafts
5:30pm - 7:30pm
Come see Pura Vida: The Butterflies of Costa Rica AND enjoy sampling craft beers, music and time to shop with the Krohn Mercado vendors. This is a special time for "grown-ups" only and a perfect relaxing time to see the show.
(unlimited admission pin not valid at this event)
Krohn Mercado (Market) Place Weekend
May 10 - 11
Enjoy time with the butterflies, local craft vendors, and a variety of food truck vendors plus much more.
*FROM 9AM - 10AM
Enjoy a complimentary cup of Costa Rican coffee and a pastry while shopping at the marketplace vendors and getting an early sneak peek of the butterlies! Special pricing $10.00 Adults. $5.00 Children (No passes, discounts or unlimited admission pins valid at this event.
*FROM 10AM - 5PM
Regular admission except on Sunday 10 - 4 when Mothers get in FREE!
May 1110am - 4pm
Mothers get in FREE! Sponsored by Macy's (Regular admission for everyone else)
Monday May 26
10am - 5pm
All active military and veterans get FREE admission! Special activities sponsore by the Cincinnati Fire Department.
May 14, 28 & June 11
Wednesdays - 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Visit the butterflies after hours for family fun activities and crafts for all ages.
(unlimited admission pin not valid at this event)Breakfast with Butterflies
Saturday - June 14
8:30am - 10am
Enjoy a nice continental style breakfast while getting a sneak peek of the butterflies for the day!
(Pre-registration required. No purchase at the door. Unlimited admission pin not valid at this event.)
"Stay-cation" with the Butterflies
June 9 - 13
10am - 2pm
Come celebrate the kick-off of summer with carnival games, ice cream, sidewalk chalk and sprinklers for the kids.
10am - 5pm
Dads get in FREE! (Regular admission for everyone else.)