Butterfly Adventure - Planning a Visit for Individuals & Families
Top 10 Tips for Visiting Butterfly Adventure with your Family.
1. How do I buy tickets to Butterfly Adventure?
Tickets may be purchased online by clicking here or onsite at the ticket booth in the main parking lot. We accept all major credit cards. We cannot accept credit card payments by phone.
Online tickets will be emailed to you. Please print them and bring them with you, or show them on your phone at the gate. All tickets must be scanned and exchanged for a wristband for entry into the Butterfly Adventure. Pre-purchased tickets may be used on any day Tuesday through Saturday between June 1st and July 13th. Tickets are valid for one entry only. Once a ticket has been scanned, it is considered redeemed and may not be used again. Tickets are not refundable.
2. How long will it take to do everything?
Plan for a minimum of 2 to 3 hours to do all of the activities. The Butterfly Encounter will stay open to accommodate all visitors who are in the line prior to 2:30pm but all other activities will close at 3:00pm.
Butterfly Encounter is located in the tropical rainforest habitat inside Harrison Hall. Butterflies like it toasty, so it is very warm in the exhibit. Please dress to stay cool! The queue for Butterfly Encounter is outside the building and is mostly shaded, but not covered.
Harrison Hall activities are all indoors; the Living History Farm is outdoors. We recommend sunscreen and/or a hat. There are water bottles available for purchase while you’re here, but you’re welcome to bring your own.
3. What can we do besides visit the Butterfly Encounter?
• Discovery Rooms: Meet our animals
• Marine Lab: Explore the coral reef and interact with marine animals in the touch tanks
• Ecology Lab: Visit our invertebrate zoo and learn about South Carolina habitats
• Design Lab: Hands-on activities for all ages
• Living History Farm: Explore log cabins, one-room school, and visit our farm animals
• Butterfly Garden and Arboretum
• Wildwood natural play and treehouses
And much more…
4. Where do I park?
Parking is available in the main parking lot, just inside the entrance to Roper Mountain. The Butterfly Adventure is a short walk away via the Nature Trail. There is no shuttle transportation available.
5. May I bring my stroller?
While strollers will not be allowed in the Butterfly Encounter exhibit, we will provide convenient stroller parking in the hallway while you visit with the butterflies. Strollers are welcome in all other open areas of Butterfly Adventure.
6. Is Roper Mountain handicap accessible?
Yes. Vehicles displaying handicapped license plates will be allowed to park in the lot outside of Harrison Hall. You will be asked to stop at the ticket booth to exchange your tickets for wristbands before parking.
7. Do you have a concession stand?
Snacks will be available in the gift shop located in Harrison Hall and on certain days food vendors will be present. Bottled water may be purchased on the nature trail in front of the amphitheater and in the gift shop in Harrison Hall.
8. Can we bring our own food and drink?
Yes, you may bring in your own food and drink. No open food or drinks in the buildings, please! Outdoor picnic areas are available for your use.
9. Can we reserve a picnic shelter?
Picnic shelters are available on a first come, first served basis. We ask that visitors use only the picnic shelters located near the Natural Science building at the lower part of the mountain.
10. Do you have a gift shop?
There will be souvenir items and snacks available for purchase in a designated area. Cash or credit cards accepted.