News and Announcements

Winter Break
Posted: December 30, 2018 @ 4:25 pm

Idlewild Butterfly Farm will be closed to the public starting end-of-day Saturday December 22nd 2018. Hours will resume Spring 2019 (date TBA).

While we will be closed to shoppers and visitors, we won’t be completely gone! Look forward to our schedule of Winter 2019 workshops & seminars. Remember to sign up for our email newsletter and/or follow us on Facebook for announcements and details! We are also open for booking private field trips, birthday parties, and live bug visits to your site! Check out our Education page for info!


Holiday Season at Idlewild
Posted: November 29, 2018 @ 12:08 pm

December is right around the corner and shopping for bug & butterfly lovers has never been easier. We’ve restocked our gift shop with unique gifts and accessories inspired by the natural world, including a suite of all-new items.

While you can always visit Idlewild Butterfly Farm in central Louisville for our fullest selection, we’ve restocked our online shop with our most popular items to make holiday shopping just a little easier for you. You’ll find a curated selection of real butterfly wing jewelry, real framed insect & butterfly specimens, children’s books & toys, instructional insect & butterfly guides, home & garden goods, and more!

Visit our storefront in Louisville, KY for our complete selection of products and services. Step into the insect lab while you’re here! Our collection of exotic insects and arachnids is available for hands-on viewing during our business hours. Just let the front desk know you’d like a tour of the lab and get ready for an up-close experience!