Yekaterinburg: "Butterfly Park" - a real jungle in the heart of the Ural capital
In any city there are informalsights - some special institutions or art objects that appeared recently, but already loved by many townspeople. Yekaterinburg can boast of such a place. "Butterfly Park" is a real jungle in the middle of a huge city, everyone can visit.
The Kingdom of Wildlife
When we hear the word "park", we presenta large green recreation area with beautiful flower beds and a variety of recreational activities. However, prepare to be surprised. The most real surprise for you is prepared by Ekaterinburg. "Butterfly Park" is, it turns out, an ordinary building located not far from the city center. Do not think, this is not a mistake. The Butterfly Park is really located indoors. In fact, this is a mini-zoo, consisting of two rooms. The first exposition quite qualitatively imitates the jungle. In this room butterflies of all colors and sizes are completely fluttering freely. Exotic animals also live here. The second hall is a contact zoo for toddlers, it is possible not only to admire animals, but also to touch them. Usual city parks in Yekaterinburg do not offer such entertainment. To date, The Butterfly Park is one of the largest and most interesting zoos of its kind in the city.
Everything you wanted to know about the life of butterflies
The first room of the exposition is decorated in the style of the jungle: stone walls, lined with creepers, large-leaved plants, decorative mini-ponds and fountains. Having come here, it's hard to believe that your location is the Urals city of Yekaterinburg. "Park Butterflies" for good reason got its name. In the "jungle" living butterflies move freely, they are almost everywhere: on the walls, on the ceiling and just flutter in the air. But this miracles do not end there. Visitors of the exhibition can trace the whole life path of these amazing insects. An insectarium is the place where beautiful butterflies come from pupae. Visitors to the mini-zoo will not only see this incredible process with their own eyes, but they will also be able to learn many new interesting facts from the guide. Do other parks in Yekaterinburg offer similar excursions? In the same exhibition hall butterflies eat - they eat fresh fruit, or rather, their juice.
The best place for friendship with animals
Admiring butterflies and exoticanimals, you can go to the second room. Here live more habitual for the inhabitants of Russia animals: rabbits, parrots, dwarf pigs and goats. The highlight of the exposition is that all animals can be petted, and if you do not forget to buy food at the entrance - then feed from hand. This is absolutely safe entertainment, because all animals are domestic and tame. The contact zoo is designed primarily for the youngest visitors, but, as practice shows, parents who come here with children experience not less positive emotions.
Ekaterinburg, "Butterfly Park": photo with animals and other additional services
During the visit, photography is allowedon your own equipment, just do not forget to turn off the flash in advance. The entrance fee is 250 rubles, children under 3 years old are free of charge. There are discounts for large families (it is necessary to show documents) and group excursions on a preliminary order. The exact address, where the "Butterfly Park" is located: Yekaterinburg, Lenin, 49. The exposition works daily from 10.00 to 20.00. Attention: in the mini-zoo special climatic conditions are maintained. The air temperature here is always about 30 degrees. Dress not too warm, if desired, you can take change shoes. There is a souvenir shop at the exhibition, where you can always buy beautiful butterflies in frames, as well as various products with photos of mini-zoo animals.
Rules of conduct for visitors
At what age can children be visited by a contactzoo? There is no official age limit, the administration suggests to answer this question to the parents themselves. Each visitor to a mini-zoo undertakes, when buying a ticket, to treat carefully the animals of the organization and all property located in the exhibition halls. You can feed the animals of the exposition only with a special food safe for them, which is sold in the "Butterfly Park" for a symbolic cost. It is unacceptable to frighten and tease animals. But butterflies can not even be touched, since these insects are too fragile. Compliance with these simple rules ensures that staying in the zoo will only give you positive emotions. If you are going to go to Ekaterinburg with the whole family, "Butterfly Park" is a place that must be visited.