About Us

Monarch butterfly box is an 1800 square foot, walk through greenhouse. The main feature of our exhibit is the butterflies that flutter freely throughout the greenhouse, however there are several things to see and do throughout your visit. 

Butterflies you may see in our exhibit

To play, press and hold the enter key. To stop, release the enter key.


Finding Us

Monarch butterfly box is a 20 min walk from downtown Kelleys Island. If  you are not up for a walk, you can rent a golf cart from one of the downtown businesses. We are within walking Distance of the State park and public beach.

Ribbon Cutting

Opening day 2020!


We will be opening Saturday, May 9th 2020! We invite the community and visitors alike to tour our property. We will be offering free admission all day, as well as information about what we will offer in our upcoming season. Free appetizers and  pastries will be served throughout the day. Come chat with our staff and learn about our butterfly gardens.  

Image by Alex Guillaume

First Annual Native Butterfly Release


Saturday, September 12th will be our first annual, native butterfly release! Because all our butterflies are all native to Ohio they can be released. This event will coincide with the Historical Societies Butterfly Festival.  Visitors will be able to hand release a butterfly for $5, all proceeds from the butterfly release will benefit local pollinator programs.