Butterfly Garden

The butterfly garden at the Tennessee Aquarium in Chattanooga is an absolute delight. You can't help but smile while surrounded by these beauties fluttering amid lush tropical foliage. If you're quiet enough, one might just land on you, and if you're gentle enough you might get one to crawl onto your finger. But be careful; butterfly wings are easily damaged.

The Garden is located in the sun-infused top floor of the Ocean Journey building. You'll see the dramatic glass roof from a distance.

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Butterfly decorations mark the entrance to the Butterfly Garden

A paper kite butterfly rests upon one of the many flowers in the garden.

If you're gentle enough, you can get a butterfly to land on your finger.

The garden features butterflies from around the world, including Asia, Africa, Central America, and South America.

A little girl giggles at the butterfly resting on her arm.

Visitors observe the chrysalises (butterfly pupae) hanging in the window of the "butterfly nursery." If you're lucky, you'll be able to watch a butterfly emerge.

One of the exotic tropical flowers in the garden.

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