Presidential Pathways / Pine Mountain

Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center at Callaway Gardens

Intersection of Ga. Hwys. 18/354
Pine Mountain, GA 31822

706-663-2281 | 855-421-3035
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Flights of fancy await you in the Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center, where 1,000 tropical butterflies, representing more than 50 different species, flutter freely through the air. Tropical plants and birds, reside peacefully with the colorful winged jewels in one of North America's largest, glass-enclosed tropical conservatory. The award-winning film, "On Wings of Wonder," plays continuously on two wide-screen monitors in the center's multi-purpose room, explaining the lifecycle of butterflies.

Every visit to the Day Butterfly Center is a new experience because this is a living, growing environment. The butterfly conservatory was replanted in March 2005, so a brand new ecosystem grows here. The animal population and the plants will grow and change dramatically over time. Be sure to visit frequently and experience the changes in this living environment. The center was recently awarded the distinguished Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification award. The Day Butterfly Center's lobby includes a variety of artwork and a gift shop; a necessary stop for a souvenir of your visit.

Info & Amenities

  • Hours of Operation

    Sunday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Monday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Tuesday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Wednesday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Thursday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Friday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM
    Saturday: 9:00AM - 6:00PM

    Admission & Fees

    Adult $18.00

    Children ages 5 and younger $0.00

    Children ages 6-12 $9.00

    Senior $15.00

    Facility Amenities

    Free Parking, Gift Shop, Maps & Brochures Available, Public Restrooms

    General Information

    Family-friendly, Handicapped Accessible


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