Travel to a tropical paradise inside the Aquarium’s Butterfly Garden. You’ll be surrounded by hundreds of strikingly beautiful butterflies such as the tawny owl, Atlas moth and monarch. View butterflies emerging from pupae and observe daily butterfly releases. These winged jewels come to the Aquarium primarily from Central and South America where butterfly farmers raise pupae for aquariums, botanical gardens and zoos around the world. Butterfly farms not only provide income for these families, they are preserving vital habitat which might otherwise be clear-cut for other agricultural purposes.