Come visit us!

 Our science center and butterfly house are currently closed for the season.

Be sure to check back in the spring for 2018 information!

Please note that we are an outdoor facility, so it’s always good to dress weather-appropriate with closed-toe shoes. We do have water and a restroom on site. Click here for the (approximate) current weather at the butterfly house!

The butterfly house and outdoor science center is located just 20 minutes north of downtown Reno in Lemmon Valley, at the corner of Matterhorn Blvd. and Fir Dr. Our address is:

413 Matterhorn Blvd., Reno, Nevada 89506

The Lemmon Dr. detour has been removed (at least temporarily) and you can now take the normal route to our location. Please follow the directions below, and call us at 775-200-8774 if you have any questions.

Hope to see you soon!

Hope to see you soon!

Directions from Reno:

  • Take US-395 N to exit 74, then right on Lemmon Dr. for 4.6 miles.
  • Turn right onto Waterash St. for 0.2 mile.
  • Turn right onto Tupelo St. for 0.2 mile.
  • Turn left onto Matterhorn Blvd. for 0.8 miles.

The butterfly house and science center will be on your left. Please park in the parking lot next to the red workshop, or on Fir St. just to the north (there is a second entrance there). Please do not park on Matterhorn Blvd. as this is a high traffic road.



Parking detail

Parking detail

Hours, Admission & Group Visits

We will be open for the 2017 beginning June 22, and will be open Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10-3 until September 9, except Saturday July 1. Feel free to email or call us at info[at]nevadabugs[dot]org or 775-200-8774 for outreach events.

Look for our logo out front!

Look for our logo out front!

Our Butterfly House and Science Center is a free educational asset for the northern Nevada community!

The butterfly house is always free and open to families during our open hours. Group visits are also free and available by reservation: If you would like to schedule a group, please email us with potential dates during our open hours, group size and age, and organization (mom’s club, school class, etc.). Please note that groups are limited to 20-25 children, depending on age, in order to accommodate the size of our site. We also request at least three adults for each group.