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.
Enchanted Storybook Forest
Mid-May through October
Younger guests enter the magical world of the Enchanted Storybook Forest, a collection of storybook playhouses created by local builders, architects and organizations. Each house is based on a classic children’s story or nursery rhyme and will encourage reading and interaction with the natural world. Special programs, classes, and activities will occur throughout the season and include storytelling under the trees, book sharing, arts and crafts and lessons on nature. The exhibit is free with garden admission.
Cool Summer Evenings
Wednesday - Friday, June 12 - August 9
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 $7 in addition to admission.
Gullah Geechee Connections
Wednesdays, at 1 p.m. June – August
Ron Daise presents stories, songs, and original poetry that lead viewers on a journey exploring the connections of West African heritage with Gullah Geechee culture and the ties that bind cultures of the African Diaspora. Breathtaking photographs of Ghanaian lifestyles, children, culture, slave dungeons and scenic beauty showcase cultural connections with Gullah Geechee communities of the southeastern United States. The program is held in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission. (Program will not be held August 14).
Children’s Activity Days
August 1-3 and 8-10
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.
August 17 – October 27
The National Sculpture Society 80th Annual Awards Exhibition will travel to Brookgreen Gardens from the Tampa Museum of Art in Tampa, FL. This popular juried exhibition, coming to Brookgreen for the 14th consecutive year, presents the work of rising stars alongside American masters of sculpture. Once again, visitors will be able to vote for their favorite works to win Brookgreen Gardens’ People’s Choice Award.The exhibition is free with regular garden admission.