Thanks to you, the National Butterfly Center is growing! While we continue adding beds, trails, features and exhibits, Phase III of the NBC is an enormous undertaking. To read more about the plans for this part of the NBC, see the article in American Butterflies.
The Exhibit Hall and formal gardens will feature hundreds of ornamentals and easy to maintain plants that are native to South Texas and Northern Mexico. Each bed in this special attraction will belong to a specific butterfly. For example, the Bluewing garden will be build around Vasey's Wild-lines, the only plant bluewing caterpillars eat; and the Red-bordered Pixie garden be all about sweet monkeypod trees, the only plant pixie caterpillars will eat. The Texas Butterfly Gardens will be the first gardens in the world, where each bed is designed for a particular butterfly.
We need your generous support to realize this exciting next phase of development. For this reason, the NBC offers an array of naming opportunities to recognize the individual and corporate donors who are making this world-class, national education-conservation center possible.
Entire National Butterfly Center
|The National Butterfly Center wishes to acknowledge this most generous contribution to the project by providing naming rights as the donor for the entire center.|
|The Pavilion is the gateway to the National Butterfly center. This landmark building, by renowned architect Wendy Evans Joseph, contains eye-catching educational exhibits and introduces visitors to the exciting world of butterflies!|
|Installed Exhibits (Six Total) each||$15,000|
|Monitor Wall (Digital Exhibit Display)||$75,000|
Gardens at the Visitors Pavillion
|The extensive gardens adjacent to the Visitors Pavillion are the key feature ensuring the success of the National Butterfly Center.|
|Woodland Grove of Hackberry Trees||$100,000|
|Native Grassland/Endangered Wildflower Refuguium||NAMED|
|Each of four special "First Greeting" gardens||$35,000|
|"First Greeting" central square with trees||$100,000|
|Entry Ailee of retama trees||$50,000|
|Entry Walkway Gardens||$75,000|
|Four Seasons Gardens||$250,000|
|each of seven gardens||$75,000|
|Each of nine Species Gardens||$60,000|
|Each retama or wild olive tree||$250|
|Each limestone bench||
If you would like your legacy to be one of conservation and beauty, please contact our Executive Director, Marianna Wright, to discuss naming opportunities available through our Capital Campaign.