Live Butterfly Garden

Live Butterfly Garden

# 003539

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Item #: 003539
Grades: PK-AD

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  • Small parts Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description:

Yup, a butterfly garden! This kit includes a butterfly garden habitat (11" tall, 10" diameter) that pops up to stand on its own. You'll also get an Online Redemption Voucherfor five Painted Lady caterpillars, butterfly feeding kit, instructions for care, plus interesting butterfly facts. Please note that there is an additional shipping and handling fee for the caterpillars and food. Watch the caterpillar morph into chrysalises, then beautiful Painted Lady butterflies to keep in your butterfly habitat. Enough nutrient is included in the container for the caterpillars as they mature into butterflies, and after that you feed them with the aid of your butterfly feeding kit. When they're full grown, set them free! The sides of the butterfly garden habitat are made out of a see-through and breathable mesh for easy viewing. There is also a hook-and-loop fastener strap on top which will allow you to hang it from the ceiling or in front of a window (it also allows you to fold the habitat flat when not in use. Budding Entomologist STEM Activity Journal full of immersive activities. Please note that butterfly larvae do not ship to Canada or HI and they will only be shipped during mild weather. - Stephanie

Publisher Description:

Parents and kids LOVE it!

  • Voucher allows you to plan your project when you're ready
  • Immersive three-week experience
  • A hands-on opportunity to explore, grow, and learn about the natural world
  • Unique gift
  • Proudly Grown in the USA

Comes With

  • A voucher to redeem at your convenience for 5 baby caterpillars and all the food they need.
  • Pop-up, reusable, 12-inch, super-see-thru mesh habitat
  • STEM Butterfly Observation Journal (Budding Entomologist Ages 4 to 7) - filled with loads of fun learning activities
  • Chrysalis Holding Log
  • Feeding dropper
  • Caterpillar Quick Guide

Category Description for Elementary Multigrade Support Materials:
Category Description for BJU Press Elementary Levels:

Home Teacher Editions have reduced student text pages, lesson information for the teacher and answers to discussion questions in magenta. The texts are full-color and present a variety of topics from earth and space science, life science and physical science at each level. Most student texts are softbound. The Student Activity Manuals have all consumable student materials including worksheets to accompany the text, review sheets, and experiments with places for students to evaluate or record scientific data. The Complete Home School kits include all essential materials for one child.

Category Description for BJU Press Science:

With so many secular materials infused with evolution, it's sometimes difficult to find solid science materials that are based on Creationism. Bob Jones Science is thoroughly Christian, including many evidences and support of Creationism and many "holes" in the theory of evolution, particularly at the upper grade levels. Vital to the program are the student activities, or labs. The scientific method is emphasized as children participate on hands-on activities and experiments throughout the curriculum. The junior high and high school levels are full-blown laboratory science courses, complete with a separate lab manual. Experiments are excellent, but some of them require unique materials or are difficult to do in a home environment. The revised texts are more home-friendly, though, and Bob Jones also offers a Lab Manual Supplement for home schoolers, containing tips for doing lab activities in smaller groups. We have used many of these upper level texts in our home school. We also have accumulated a wealth of laboratory equipment and supplies over the years, which has made the lab work easier. I have sometimes substituted labs from Experiences in Biology and Experiences in Chemistry (from Castle Heights - see index) where it's been too difficult to use a particular lab. Bob Jones has made it easy to obtain lab materials and chemicals (you can order almost anything you need for their courses on the Science Lab Materials Order Form), but some labs are still pretty complex for a home environment, requiring a lot of set-up and preparation time. For each grade level, essential materials are listed first, followed by asterisked (*) supplemental support materials. Support items used at multiple grade levels are at the end.


Items listed in this section tend to be complete science programs with a teacher and student component, requiring few supplements besides science supplies.

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Insect Lore
0.6 (lbs.)
11.5" x 11.25" x 2.25"
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Why did you choose this?
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I have offered the butterfly program to many school youth and wanted my grandchildren to enjoy this fabulous program.
Cindy M on Apr 16, 2023
Using my fathers World Kindergarten for the 3rd time
Gentry R on Jul 8, 2021
I have offered the butterfly program to many school youth and wanted my grandchildren to enjoy this fabulous program.
Cindy M on Apr 16, 2023
Recommended by science curriculum.
Nathan C on Jul 31, 2021
Using my fathers World Kindergarten for the 3rd time
Gentry R on Jul 8, 2021
We will be studying about Butterflies during the summer and thought this would be a great idea.
Dora G on May 4, 2021
My son wanted it
Jacob M on Apr 29, 2021
Our kids love to see this process up close.
Clarissa M on Apr 13, 2021
Fun homeschooling project
Kathleen M on Mar 23, 2021
My daughter's preschool does this every year in the spring, but my daughter missed out last year when the school closed. I decided it would be a great homeschool project for us.
Michelle S on Mar 10, 2021
We are doing a butterfly study this spring and this will be perfect for the kids to have a hands on experience.
Gina T on Feb 27, 2021
It's a perfect educational gift!
User on Nov 29, 2020
The butterfly garden is a beautiful experiment allowing children to interact with nature in a uniquely hands-on way. They get to contribute to the metamorphosis of such a fascinating creation and ultimately release them back to the wild.
Priscilla K on Sep 21, 2020
My granddaughter loves butterflies! I am homeschooling and thought that this would be a great activity .
Camille T on Sep 10, 2020
gift for an 8 yr old who was interested in it
Helen A on Sep 2, 2020
Part of home school curriculum.
Stephanie L on Aug 24, 2020
Because I really like nature (Grace, age 6)
Lois A on Jul 7, 2020
Georgette L on Jun 21, 2020
science experiment
Robin E on Jun 15, 2020
i want to see the life cycle of it and take care of them
izaiahi C on May 10, 2020
friend suggestion.
Nancy B on Apr 25, 2020
Spring butterfly 2nd grade science observation
Bronwyn S on Apr 20, 2020
My granddaughter is currently fascinated with science and we have been reading a book about metamorphosis almost daily...this is a way to bring that book to life for her !
Jennifer B on Apr 15, 2020
got this for my boy 18 years ago and he had great time with it. Since then, I love gift this kits to friends kids.
Fernanda C on Apr 15, 2020
I bought this educational item for my grandkids to watch the growth of a caterpillar since they are now being home schooled because of the coronavirus.
Alex R on Apr 5, 2020
My children did this once before and enjoyed it.
Lianne on Jul 22, 2019
it is educational.
Ross P on Jul 15, 2019
Fun to Share Nature with Kids!
Brian L on Jun 30, 2019
For my residents to watch them grow!
Lexi L on Jun 7, 2019
What's the point of studying the butterfly with out them?
Debbie W on May 22, 2019
Looking forward to watching caterpillars turn into butterflies with this kit!
Pam B on Apr 3, 2019
My daughter is getting ready to learn about butterflies.
Wendy J on Mar 26, 2019
always wanted to do
Mary C on Nov 2, 2018
This is a wonderful learning experience for children.
Terence H on Nov 1, 2018
The perfect way to wind up our homeschool year with something fun. Our insect unit will feel complete.
Elsa E on May 10, 2018
My 2nd grader is learning about butterflies in school and is obsessed :)
Jill H on May 4, 2018
For My son and I to enjoy :-)
Leslie M on Apr 27, 2018
The reviews were excellent, and I'd love to teach my child more about the life cycle of insects. Also, butterflies are kind of magical! I'll enjoy watching them grow too.
Abigail G on Apr 27, 2018
kids have it in school
Petra P on Apr 24, 2018
Our friends will love it!
Deanna D on Apr 23, 2018
My grandchildren loved theirs so I bought one for each of their school classes.
Celia R on Apr 15, 2018
To learn about insects and butterflies in my kindergarten class!
Lacey R on Apr 9, 2018
For Science within our curiculum
Darlene L on Apr 7, 2018
To show the life cycle of a butterfly to myVPK class
Tamika M on Apr 2, 2018
Replacement: 2 year old brother got envious
Sam T on Mar 31, 2018
Prices and read reviews of this product from people who had purchased it.
Judy K on Mar 24, 2018
We want to study the life cycle of a butterfly in our homeschool.
Leah M on Mar 23, 2018
I ordered this item as a birthday present.
Susan R on Mar 23, 2018
Always wanted tew see butterflies grow with baby sis
Leah K on Nov 9, 2017
I love educational and fun gifts. My children loved the live butterfly garden and learned so much. It gave them an appreciation for nature and wildlife and how to care and respect it.
Molly B on Sep 9, 2017
My son wants to learn about butterlies!
Leigh G on May 18, 2017
To teach a preschooler about butterflies for a summer study Unit. We have used them before and enjoyed the kit very much!
Anissa N on Apr 11, 2017
Recommended by science curriculum.
Nathan C on Jul 31, 2021
We will be studying about Butterflies during the summer and thought this would be a great idea.
Dora G on May 4, 2021
Does it come with catapillers?
A shopper on Jul 7, 2019
BEST ANSWER: They won't actually be caterpillars, yet. The kit comes with a cup. Inside the cup, there will be larva and the nutrients needed for them to grow into caterpillars. The kit allows the customer to see the many stages of the butterflies. It's quite a neat experience.
How do I order a new cup of caterpillars for a Butterfly Garden that I already have from last year and how much does it cost?
A shopper on Dec 13, 2018
BEST ANSWER: You should be able to go on the website and order just the cup. I believe the kit came with information needed for future orders as well.
Are they shipped only in spring?
A shopper on Apr 2, 2018
BEST ANSWER: They can only be shipped in mild weather.
Does this item comes with the insect?
Ariel C on Oct 21, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No. You have code to order the insect
4.8 / 5.0
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Rated 5 out of 5
Live science we loved it!
We had an amazing time watching the butterfly cycle. Right now we are now getting ready to release them.
April 14, 2023
6 months ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Really fun
Such a fun activity to do as a family. We will definitely order more caterpillars again next year!
August 15, 2021
over 2 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great gift for those who love science
Very cool! Our 4 year old and 10 year old loved watching the caterpillars turn into butterflies/ releasing them into nature.
July 18, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
We used to do this with my mom, so now doing this will be in her memory and my dad's. This is a great way to honor them and still have fun.??
Love it. Can't wait for the caterpillars be to arrive.
July 18, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Great for a 10 yr old
she loves that she gets to see the caterpillars grow into butterflies!!!!!!!
July 17, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 2 out of 5
I thought I was going to get everything that was on the box but I guess I was wrong
It's okay I guess just for the net in a plastic stand and one little food spoon
June 12, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
A Must at Least Once During Elementary Years!
I love this set! It is so much fun and works great! I highly recommend at least letting your child experience this activity at least once during elementary years. I have ordered this twice and both children have enjoyed it.
May 28, 2020
over 4 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Very nice
We really enjoyed the butterfly habitat. 1 caterpillar did not survive but the other four did. It was really fun to watch and both my five-year-old granddaughter and myself enjoyed it a lot. We released the butterflies this morning and that was a lot of fun too
May 26, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
This is definitely a great idea for homeschooling and science
The butterfly kit is a really fun idea for small children learning science I’ve gotten a couple of these over the years for each of my children I would definitely recommend especially during this homeschooling
May 20, 2020
over 3 years ago
Rated 5 out of 5
Butterfly Garden
My three grandsons, Connor, Logan and Jacob. They truly loved it and it was a wonderful experience. If I can get another coupon.I would love to get more butterflys
April 30, 2020
over 3 years ago

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