Events - Jun 26 2019

Some events are subject to change and availability. Please call ahead to confirm details and interest 252.473.3234.

Butterfly Release

Jun 26 - Jun 26 2019, 10:00 AM TO 10:00 AM

Tickets must be purchased online:

Butterfly Release

An exclusive opportunity – requires 7-day advance ticket reservations. Join us for an up-close chance to experience these beautiful creatures as they take their first flight inside our John White Butterfly Center. Limited to 40 guests. Tickets must be purchased online only for this limited event. Our staff will share with you more about butterflies and our center in the program. Program includes a keepsake Butterfly Keeper certificate and a handheld butterfly feeder­­­. This is a wonderful experience for the whole family.


Jun 26 - Jun 26 2019, 11:00 AM TO 12:00 PM

11am-12pm | FREE with admission

Discover the exciting life cycle of butterflies with educational and hands-on activities for inquisitive minds. Following our program, participants and their families can embark on a scavenger-hunt tour of the gardens for a prize reward to extend the fun. A snack will be provided. Limited to 20 participants. (Indoors and Outdoors) Free with admission.

Outdoor Butterfly Release

Jun 26 - Jun 26 2019, 11:00 AM TO 11:00 AM

FREE with paid admission. Event is outside (activity is subject to weather-related cancellations). Join us on the Great Lawn as we release butterflies into the wild. Visit also our indoor Butterfly Center which opens to the public at 10:45 on Wednesdays. An experience for the whole family.

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The Elizabethan Gardens is located adjacent to The Lost Colony's Waterside Theatre and Fort Raleigh National Historic Park on Roanoke Island nestled near North Carolina's Outer Banks. The gardens are open year-round, seven days a week except certain holidays.

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