Butterfly House Open Daily
Whispering Wings Butterfly Experience
This seasonal exhibit features a lush garden filled with tropical plants where hundreds of butterflies soar through the air. Monarch, Zebra Longwing, Swallowtail, Julia, Buckeye, Queen, Painted Lady, and American Lady are just a few of the species that call Whispering Wings home. We will add dozens of other species throughout the summer and fall. Whispering Wings contains a pupae emergence room where you can observe the transformation from chrysalis to adult butterflies. The exhibit is open daily. Tickets are $3 - adults and $2 - children in addition to garden admission for a 30-minute timed visit.
Cool Summer Evenings
Wednesday - Friday, June 11 - August 8
After a day at the beach, visit the gardens in the cool of the evening and enjoy concerts, kids programs, and dinner in the Pavilion Restaurant. Entertainment and programs are included in garden admission. Creek Cruises are $8 in addition to admission.
Gullah Geechee Program Series
1 p.m. Wednesdays, June - September
Join Ron Daise, Brookgreen's Vice-President for Creative Education, author, and historian and learn about the people, language, and culture of the Gullah Geechee people whose ancestors were enslaved from West Africa and brought here to work on plantations. The program is in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.“Nottin bot de Rice!” (Nothing but Rice!) Entertaining and educational, this interactive, cultural game show informs viewers about the rice culture lived and passed down by Gullah Geechee people of the southeastern coastal United States. Each guest becomes a “contestant” who will gain “points” for answering questions about aspects of rice production, Gullah Geechee people, songs, history, culture, foods, and trivia. “Participants may discover they know more about the topics than they have given themselves credit for,” Daise said. “Nonetheless, they will realize how greatly Gullah Geechee culture has impacted the American cultural landscape.”
August 8 – November 1
National Sculpture Society 82nd Annual Awards Exhibition
The annual juried exhibition of the National Sculpture Society, the oldest professional organization of sculptors in America, presents the work of masters alongside rising stars in American sculpture. Fifteen awards are presented by the Society along with the popular People’s Choice Award, determined by votes of visitors to Brookgreen Gardens. This exhibit is on display in both galleries and is free with garden admission.
Children’s Activity Days
August 6 - 8 and 13 - 15
Children’s Activity Days will involve crafts and make-and-take activities for 4 to 12-year-olds. The programs will be from 10 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. in the Wall Lowcountry Center Learning Lab I. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Free with garden admission.