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.

Registration & more info


Easter Sunday
April 20

8am – 5pm

Photographers and monopods (no tripods) welcome special hours to enjoy the conservatory, the lillies and the butterflies.  

Regular butterfly admission.


Photographer Nights
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)


Photo Contest

Photos due by May 30

Send us all your great photos for the chance to win!

Send your submissions to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Rules: Butterfly Show Photo Contest 


Crafts and Crafts

May 9

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.

$12 pre-register; $15 at door

(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!


Mother's Day

May 11

10am - 4pm

Mothers get in FREE! Sponsored by Macy's (Regular admission for everyone else)


Memorial Day

Monday May 26

10am - 5pm

All active military and veterans get FREE admission! Special activities sponsore by the Cincinnati Fire Department.

Family Nights

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!

$12 Adults, $5 Children, FREE under 5

(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.


Father's Day

June 15

10am - 5pm

Dads get in FREE! (Regular admission for everyone else.)


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