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.
May 17 – August 3
"Kent Ullberg: A Retrospective"
This is a traveling retrospective exhibit of 48 pieces by Kent Ullberg, widely recognized as one of the world's leading wildlife sculptors. The works give insight into Ullberg's sense of design and mechanics and also include smaller sculptures of unique and delicate beauty. Pieces in the exhibition span from Owl (1969) to Archipenko’s Heron (2004), and include Wind in the Sails, a 1999 stainless steel sculpture that stands in Stockholm, Sweden. The exhibit travels from the Hiram Blauvelt Art Museum, Oradell, NJ.
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. Wednesday, July 9, 16, 23 & 30
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. Isolated on coastal barriers island their unique culture endures today. Through songs, stories, and audience participation Daise brings the Gullah culture to life and you will leave with a new appreciation and understanding of "Wha E Mean fa Be Gullah!". The program is in the Wall Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.
Brookgreen Anniversary Lecture
Sunday, July 13 at 3 p.m.
Join Robin Salmon, Brookgreen's Vice-President of Art and Historical Collections and Curator of Sculpture, when she talks and shows seldom-seen-images of Brookgreen on its anniversary. Lecture is in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.
Camp Brookgreen provides one-week activities with an emphasis on connections to the natural world, animals, and art. Summer fun and educational enrichment at Brookgreen Gardens include hands-on activities, zoo and garden exploration, live animal encounters, crafts, games, stories, projects and more. Sessions are for rising K - 12th graders. Registration begins Monday, March 17, for members and Monday, March 24, for non-members. Call 843-235-6049 for more information. Camp dates for rising 2nd & 3rd graders are July 7-11 and July 14-18. For rising 4th & 5th grades the dates are July 21-25 and July 28 - August 1. $160 members per week/per child and $185 non-members. Click here for more information.
“Into the Wild”
Tuesday, July 22 from 12 – 1 p.m.
Join the zoo staff when they present a talk about venomous snakes. The lecture is in the Lowcountry Center Auditorium and is free with garden admission.