Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®

Dancing Wings butterfly Garden

Please note: Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden will be closed in the morning (reopening at 1 p.m.) on January 18, 19, 20.

A visit to The Strong museum is not complete without a stop at Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden®, the only year-round indoor butterfly garden in upstate New York.

Enter a lush rain-forest environment and walk among approximately 800 brilliantly colored, free-flying tropical and native butterflies that flutter about (and may even land on you!). Be sure to visit the chrysalis case and see emerging butterflies.

A paved path leads guests through tropical foliage, a turtle pond, and a cascading waterfall. Look closely and you will also notice several four-footed and fine-feathered friends, including Socrates, the garden's brightly plumaged green aracari toucan, and families of Button Quail.

The butterfly population is funded in perpetuity through the generous support of Louise Woerner and Don Kollmorgen. The plants in Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden were made possible by Allyn’s Creek Garden Club.

General Museum Admission with Butterfly Garden

Buy Tickets

Age 2 and older: $19.50
Under age 2: free
Members: $4

Tickets are non-refundable. Advance purchase recommended.

Due to limited capacity, entry to Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden is by timed ticket only. To purchase general museum admission with butterfly garden tickets in advance, call 585-263-2700 between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.


Plan for a breathtaking 20-minute experience. Dancing Wings Butterfly Garden is a tropical environment with temperature, humidity, and surface moisture normally associated with such a setting.

Monday–Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Last timed entry at 4:40 p.m.

Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Last timed entry at 6:40 p.m.

Saturday, 10:20 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Last timed entry at 6:40 p.m.

Sunday, 12:20 to 5 p.m.
Last timed entry at 4:40 p.m