Butterflies Go Free


February 18 to April 24, 2016
Until May 14, the Botanical Garden is closed on Mondays, except February 29 and March 28. Closed on March 1st.
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4101, rue Sherbrooke Est
Montréal, QC Canada
H1X 2B2

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A Caterpillar’s Life

Beneath their parents’ colourful wings, butterfly and moth caterpillars are eager to show you that they, too, can be amazing.

Do you remember hunting for caterpillars among the leaves, as a child? Now you can look for some astonishingly diverse caterpillars amidst the tropical plants in the greenhouse. Green, yellow or blue, striped or spotted, covered in wax, hair or spines, caterpillars use all sorts of clever tricks to defend themselves – and impress and surprise you!

Learn about this little-known phase in butterflies’ lives, and share the pleasures of “childhood” with the caterpillars at Butterflies Go Free.

Fact sheet - Butterflies Go Free 2016

Fact sheet - A Caterpillar's Life

The butterflies of Butterflies Go Free 2016


Please note that owing to exceptional circumstances, the guided activity Bug Bites will be cancelled on February 26 and 27. Thank you for your understanding.

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