Annual Butterfly Magic exhibit open at Tucson Botanical Gardens

One of many butterflies visitors might see at the garden. (Source: Tucson Botanical Garden)
One of many butterflies visitors might see at the garden. (Source: Tucson Botanical Garden)

TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) - Visitors can experience a room full of 300 butterflies atthe Tucson Botanical Gardens located near Grant and Alvernon.

The annual Butterfly Magic Exhibit kicked off on October 1and will run through the end of April 2014.

The garden's spokesperson Melissa D'Auria, says visitors maynotice a couple of new features.

"This is the ninth year. This yearwe were really fortunate to have a partnership with Cox Communications," saidD'Auria. "We're a non-profit so we really rely on partners like that so we wereable to get new pavement, kind of do some structural improvements, we got abeautiful décor outside the greenhouse."

Throughout the course of the sixth month exhibit, a total of130 species from around the world will be on display.

Tucson Botanical Gardens and the Butterfly Magic Exhibit isopen seven days a week. For cost and hours, please visit http://www.tucsonbotanical.org/events/butterfly-magic/

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