It's been insanely cold here in West Michigan this week. The kind of cold that makes you question every single life choice you've ever made. But, you don't have to be an ice cube because one of the best places to visit and get some sun despite the snow is the Frederick Meijer Gardens.

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They're known for their wonderful seasonal offerings, but just as the snow will eventually fade and give to spring, soon it will be time to welcome some of the smallest and most beautiful visitors to the gardens: Butterflies.

The Frederik Meijer Gardens recently added to their calendar that the butterflies will be back in full action starting March 1st.

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And while you've seen butterflies in your yard or out in the world, the butterfly garden offers an up close and intimate chance to see some of the most beautiful creatures on mother earth.

 

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According to their website, " The annual Fred & Dorothy Fichter Butterflies Are Blooming exhibition at Meijer Gardens is the largest temporary tropical butterfly exhibition in the nation. Tropical butterflies from around the world fly freely in the Lena Meijer Tropical Conservatory every March and April.

Throughout the exhibition, there is special educational programming and the Lena Meijer Children’s Garden offers butterfly-themed activities."

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They are also offering extended 'late night" hours until 9pm on Tuesdays, so if you're more of a Moth than a Butterfly, you'll be able to enjoy them on a schedule that works best for you.

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