We are currently closed for the winter! Check back in the spring for updates on our 2017 open season hours.
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. Our address is:
413 Matterhorn Blvd., Reno, Nevada 89506
Directions from Reno
(better than Google)
- Head north on US-395 to exit 74.
- Turn right (north) on Lemmon Dr. and go 4.6 mi.
- Turn right (north) on Waterash St. and go 0.2 mi.
- Turn right (east) on Tupelo St. and go 0.2 mi.
- Turn left (north) on Matterhorn Blvd. and go 0.8 mi.
The butterfly house and science center is located on the left, pull into the semicircular driveway and park by the big red workshop.
Hours, Admission & Group Visits
Our 2015 hours are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays 10-3 until Sept. 19th (closed July 4th). Feel free to email or call us at info[at]nevadabugs[dot]org or 775-276-1393 for outreach events.
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.