The Butterfly Atrium at Hershey Gardens

If you’re looking for a relaxing adventure within the natural wonders of Pennsylvania, look no further than the enchanting Butterfly Atrium at Hershey Gardens. Nestled in the heart of Hershey, PA, this captivating sanctuary offers a delightful escape into the world of fluttering wings and vibrant colors.

Exploring the Butterfly Atrium: A Symphony of Color

As you enter the Butterfly Atrium, see a kaleidoscope of colors dancing through the air. Amidst the lush greenery, nearly 400 butterflies flit about, showcasing 25 North American species in all their splendor. Imagine the sheer joy of a butterfly gracefully landing on your shoulder as you wander through lush gardens and vibrant blooms—it’s truly magical.

Educational Experience: Discovering the Life Cycle

The Butterfly Atrium isn’t just a visual experience; it’s a learning opportunity, too. With nectar plants for food and host plants for egg-laying and caterpillar feeding, you’ll witness the entire life cycle of these delicate creatures unfold before your eyes. Knowledgeable guides stand ready to answer your questions, adding depth to your visit and fostering a deeper appreciation for these beautiful creatures.

Timing Tips: Making the Most of Your Visit

Timing is critical for the optimal Butterfly Atrium experience. The Butterfly House is open year-round from 9 AM to 5 PM. We recommend visiting in the late morning when the air is warm and the butterflies are most active. Admission is included in your ticket to the gardens, making it an affordable and enriching addition to your Hershey itinerary.

Retreat to Comfort: The Inn at Westwynd Farm

While in the area, extend your stay and immerse yourself in the charm of Hershey and nearby Hummelstown. The Inn at Westwynd Farm offers a warm and gracious retreat in the picturesque countryside. Nestled amidst rolling pastures and lush gardens, our elegant country inn blends perfectly with your Butterfly Garden experience.


Unwind in one of our lovely rooms adorned with antiques and luxurious amenities, or indulge in the comfort of our suite. You’ll find relaxation at every turn, whether you’re snuggled up by the fireplace, soaking in a jetted tub, or strolling through our flowering gardens (visited by our winged friends).

Exploring Hershey: Beyond the Butterfly Atrium

Beyond the inn, Hershey has a wealth of attractions to pair with your visit to the Butterfly Atrium. From the thrills of Hersheypark to the sweet treats of Hershey’s Chocolate World, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. For those seeking a taste of local flavor, downtown Hershey also offers charming shops and eateries.


Let the Butterfly Atrium at Hershey Gardens be a highlight as you plan your Hershey adventure. With its natural beauty and mesmerizing sights, it’s an experience you will remember. When you’re ready to retreat to comfort, The Inn at Westwynd Farm awaits, promising a restful haven in the Pennsylvania countryside.


It’s time to pack your bags and set off on a journey to Hershey’s hidden gem. Check availability today and plan your visit to The Butterfly Atrium at Hershey Gardens.


Published April 2024


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