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Hershey Gardens

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Address: 170 Hotel Rd, Across from The Hotel Hershey, Hershey, PA 17033-9507
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+1 717-534-3492
09:00 - 17:00
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Open year-round, Hershey Gardens' new Milton & Catherine Hershey...

Open year-round, Hershey Gardens' new Milton & Catherine Hershey Conservatory features an indoor, tropical Butterfly Atrium, where guests can experience hundreds of butterflies and tropical plants. Opened in 1937, the 23-acre outdoor garden features a renowned rose garden, magnificent theme gardens, colorful seasonal displays, and a whimsical Children's Garden.

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Our first Visit

Our first visit to this attraction and even though it is winter the butterfly atrium is wonderful. Many species of butterflies and they are eating fruit and flying around and... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Sally G
Reading, Pennsylvania
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Suffern, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have been here once before in the spring when they had beautiful flowers in bloom. This time we went in Feb...no flowers to speak of. The butterfly garden was awesome, albeit small. Beautiful butterflies, and a very nice woman "docent" (forgot her name). We did buy things in the gift shop for our grandkids. We will return in flower-bloom... More 

Thank mscitrin
Reading, Pennsylvania
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Our first visit to this attraction and even though it is winter the butterfly atrium is wonderful. Many species of butterflies and they are eating fruit and flying around and will actually sit on you. They seemed to love a bright blue on my grandson's sweat shirt, and wanted to investigate my camera. The children's outside garden is awesome (Hershey... More 

Thank Sally G
Lewistown, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I'm a member, but was not able to return for a visit since they opened up the new conservatory. The Butterflies were great. Also hit it on the last day of the Orchid Show - oops - should've checked website - so the place was packed. But still the experience was fun, will just remember to check event schedule in... More 

Thank akamum
Williamsport, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed the butterfly atrium very much! It was well organized and they have a nice variety of butterflies and larvae. We also walked in the garden and saw a variety of winter birds.

Thank Ann H
Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We actually went here in the winter, so I cannot comment on the gardens. We came for the butterflies. They have an excellent educational demonstration showing all of the stages of butterfly development. Occasionally you might be able to have a butterfly land on you, if you like (wear red if you want to encourage them). I got some excellent... More 

Thank Rich809
Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Conveniently located next to The Hotel Hershey and just up the hill from Troegs Brewery, the Hershey Outlets, and Hershey Park, Hershey Gardens is a peaceful and affordable oasis worth a visit any time of the year. In addition to its tasteful and carefully groomed outdoor gardens and grounds, Hershey Gardens now hosts a year-round butterfly atrium featuring an international... More 

Thank Shaun L
Fayetteville, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A special 3-day Orchid Show complemented the butterfly atrium at Hershey Gardens on this winter day in February. We visited the Orchid Show first since we anticiptaed a larger crowd later in the morning. Just a fantastic array of beautiful orchids spread throughout the display area in the Conservatory. re worth the price of admission, but of course are only... More 

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Landisville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the Butterfly Atrium which is a toasty 80+ so dress accordingly. Loads of photo ops with over 400 butterflies. Don't miss the back wall with butterflies emerging from chysallises. Not much happening in the outdoor gardens but we walked around and saw some interesting trees and a few hellebores in bloom. Entrance fees are discounted through March 31... More 

Thank PattyMcC7
Altoona, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the NEW butterfly atrium with our 2 granddaughters ages 2 & 7. We were a little hesitate with it being January and cold. It was actually the best time to go. Atrium is maintained at 80+ degrees, the 400+ butterflies we saw were beautiful, majestic and active. We stayed in the Atrium about 1 hour. It was not... More 

Thank PAmilitaryMom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Butterfly Atrium at Hershey Gardens is a sweet treat to visit. Being surrounded by many species of butterflies might seem a little overwhelming. But if you are cautious about where you step, you may be rewarded by one landing on you! These really are very beautiful creatures.

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