Fly with the Wind – Sponsor the Butterflies Today!

The Minnesota Zoo’s Butterfly Garden is enjoyed by guests every summer, from Father’s Day weekend through Labor Day.  Walking through the peaceful, 3,500 square-foot garden, you can see the full life cycle—from egg, to caterpillar, to chrysalis, to a butterfly that just might land on your shoulder!

To make sure all the butterflies have enough to eat, the garden’s beautiful plantings are supplemented with fruit, sugar water, and bee pollen.  You can help feed the butterflies and ALL the animals at the Zoo with a tax-deductible Animal Sponsorship!

Your $55 sponsorship includes:

  • A packet of butterfly-friendly shortgrass prairie seeds for your garden
  • A personalized animal sponsorship certificate.
  • A butterfly trading card with a photo and fun facts.
  • The satisfaction of knowing you are making a difference at the Minnesota Zoo!

Your $100 sponsorship also includes:

  • Animal Homes by Judy Allen and Simon Mendez.

Your $250 sponsorship also includes:

  • An invitation to meet with a Zookeeper (approximately 15 minutes, during normal Zoo hours).

Sponsor Online Now

If you have additional questions, please call 952.431.9216 or 1.800.366.7811 ext.216
Or email Shannon at

Learn more about the Zoo’s butterfly conservation work here.