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Joseph L. Popp Jr. Butterfly Conservatory

Planning to open Memorial Day Weekend 2021.  See you then!

Live tropical butterfly exhibit and botanical garden -- an unforgettable experience! See and walk among all of the live, free-flying butterflies from around the world in our 3,000 square foot, indoor conservatory-herbarium -- home also to hundreds of exotic plants. You will marvel at, and be enchanted by, this spectacular display. We have tropical butterflies here from May until October, but are open year-round. Mothers are free on Mother's Day, fathers are free on Father's Day.


We strongly advise that you check business websites or call ahead for the most up-to-date information on possible limited hours and whether reservations are necessary or not. 

General Information

Season / Hours of Operation

Summer: open daily, 10am - 5pm. Fall 11am - 5pm. Closing for the season 10/31.


  • Family Fun,
  • Museum,
  • Tour Available Self-Guided,
  • Retail Shop,
  • Group Friendly,
  • Motorcoach Friendly
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Oneonta, situated just south of Cooperstown in the Susquehanna Valley, is known as the "City of the Hills" and home to the State University College at Oneonta and Hartwick College. Oneonta's quaint Main Street is filled with cafes and boutiques; just a short drive across the river, you'll find national retailers, more dining and family-fun activities.

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