Butterflies of the Adirondacks:  Orange Sulfur at the Paul Smiths VIC Native Species Butterfly House (28 July 2012)

20th Anniversary Butterfly House Celebration
Saturday, 27 July 2013
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, rain or shine
Free -- Donations accepted.

Paul Smiths VIC Native Species Butterfly House -- the only such facility in the Adirondacks and northern New York StateThe Breck Chapin Memorial Native Species Butterfly House at the Paul Smiths VIC..

This summer marks the 20th birthday of the Butterfly House, which first opened in July 1993. To honor the event, the Paul Smiths VIC is throwing a party! In addition to the regular Saturday offerings at the VIC, there will be special events to mark the occasion. Free - underwritten by Friends of the VIC

Saturday Schedule

10 AM - 4 PM Regular tours of the Butterfly House with VIC naturalists and volunteers.
10 PM - 1 PM Butterfly-themed Face Painting
10 AM 5K Trail Run
10 AM & 2 PM Searching for butterflies on the water: Naturalist-led Canoe Paddles
11 AM Family-friendly percussion workshop with Inisheer's Erik Van Yserloo
1 PM Searching for butterflies on the trail: Nature Walk
1 PM - 3 PM Birds of Prey Demonstration with Mark Manske
Ongoing Scavenger Hunt
Ongoing Butterfly Games


Explore the VIC

The Paul Smiths VIC offers a wide variety of programs throughout the year to educate and inform Adirondack Park residents and visitors about the natural wonders of the Adirondack Mountains. You can help support these programs by joining the Friends of the VIC. More information on Friends of the VIC memberships

Explore the Trails

The VIC trails are free and open to the public, from dawn to dusk, spring through fall. In winter, the trails are open to cross-country skiers and snowshoers for a fee. Day or season passes may be purchased.