The Papilion Butterfly House Opens 2017 Season on May 13The Papilion in Honor Heights Park, a seasonal teaching garden and open-air butterfly house, opens the 2017 butterfly garden season on Saturday, May 13th, according to Katherine Coburn, manager.
“In its 5th season, the Papilion is open daily and allows visitors an up-close and personal experience with these winged wonders,” she said. Displaying up to 26 varieties of butterflies native to the southeast United States, the Papilion is currently the only captive butterfly house in Oklahoma. A chrysalis house provides the opportunity to see butterflies hatching daily.
The teaching garden’s 10 raised beds are themed displays that change annually. Border beds are full of both butterfly nectar and host plants and attract countless native butterflies in the area.
With an adjacent splash pad, children’s playground, paved sidewalks and trails throughout the park, a trip to Honor Heights Park offers the perfect family outing, Coburn said.
Special children’s activities are planned for opening day, Saturday, May 13th, from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Admission is free to all mothers on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 14th. A minimal admission fee to the Papilion helps offset butterfly costs: adults-$3; children/seniors over 65/military-$2.
The Papilion is open on Sundays from 1-5 p. m. and Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. The garden and butterfly house are handicap accessible. In the event of inclement weather, the butterfly house is closed.
The Papilion’s 2017 season runs from May 13 until October 9.
For additional information: www.cityofmuskogee.com, MuskogeeParks.org, The Papilion office-918.684.6303 and Facebook: Butterfly Papilion at Honor Heights.