The Butterfly Pavilion is home to thousands of invertebrates. These animals share a common characteristic – they have no backbone! 97% of all animal species on the planet are invertebrates, and our collection represents nearly every habitat on earth from air, land, and sea.
We are an AZA accredited invertebrate zoo featuring mostly arthropods. Arthropods have three distinctive characteristics – they have an exoskeleton, segmented bodies, and jointed attachments called appendages.
Meet some of our residents!