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Tucson Botanical Gardens: A Midtown Treasure

Three weeks left to see Butterfly Magic!
Posted at 4:39 PM, May 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-09 19:39:56-04

TUCSON, Ariz. — Hidden in the heart of the Old Pueblo is a Midtown Treasure.

For decades, the Tucson Botanical Gardens has been the best place in the city to observe worldly plants, cacti, and succulents.

In addition to the picture-esque scenery, right now is the perfect time to go see the organization's butterfly exhibit.

For the next three weeks, visitors can get up close and personal with rare, live butterflies from around the world.

"We have 300-400 butterflies at the moment. Over 8 months the exhibit is open we get 120 different species," said Mike Madsen, the Curator of Tropical Conservatory.

Butterfly Magic is open from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. through May 31.

Admission to the Tucson Botanical Gardens is $15 for adults and $8 for children.

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