San Antonio Botanical Garden

Amazing Butterflies

September 17 - January 8
Now extended through March 25!

Check out the Exhibit on youtube! Amazing Butterflies, created by The Natural History Museum in London in collaboration with Minotaur Mazes, invites you to shrink down into the undergrowth to become one of the most extraordinary creatures on earth.

Embark on a challenging journey teeming with friends and foes revealing the unusual relationship between caterpillars, butterflies and their natural surroundings. Adventure through the leaves, move like a caterpillar, discover an ant that reaps the reward of an unusual friendship, then transform into a butterfly and take flight!

Together, families will explore this interactive maze experience and learn the surprising challenges butterflies face every day.  

Exhibit Overview:

Enter the interactive maze through the huge monarch caterpillar tunnel. Become a caterpillar and find your way through a secret, wild world as grass and leaves tower above your head.

As you navigate the terrain filled with challenges around every twist and turn, take on puzzles, games and exciting interactivities. The brave can even take to the air and soar down the butterfly zip slide.

You'll discover fascinating facts about one of our planets most amazing lifecycles. But beware. The maze includes dead-ends, down which, lurks poisonous plants and predators waiting to pounce. Choose the right route, stamp your card along the way, and emerge as a beautiful butterfly.


Lifecycle Garden Card - Caterpillar Crawl - Caterpillar Pinball - Hairy Plant Attack - Creepy Friends - Climb-In Pupa Pods - Metamorphosis Chamber - Flap Those Wings - Spider Web Climb - Finding Food Nectar Path Puzzle - Nectar Squeeze & Sniff - The Mating Game - Educated Egg-locator - Backyard Butterfly Party - Butterfly Behavior Wheel - Monarch Migration Monorails - An Egg's Perspective - Leaf Climb 

 Click here for detailed descriptions and photos of each interactive maze element.  


Amazing Butterflies Curricula


Available for grades 1-6. Click here to view curricula.


Made possible by the generous support of the following:

Robert J. Kleberg, Jr. & Helen C. Kleberg Foundation
The Ewing Halsell Foundation • Gretchen Swanson Family Foundation
The USAA Foundation • T he Capital Group Companies Home of American Funds
Jean & Jesse Wulfe Advised Charitable Trust/SA Area Foundation • C andy Gardner
San Antonio E xpress-NewsWOAI T VMagic 105.3FM

With thanks to the following Community Partners:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas (BBBS)
 Bike World
Blue Star Bicycling Company
Electra Bike Company
North American Butterfly Association (NABA)
Pearl Brewery Farmers Market
Peterson Brothers, Inc.
San Antonio Children’s Museum
San Antonio Public Library