Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Day butterfly center

The Cecil B. Day Butterfly Center is located at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, Georgia. It is North America's largest glass-enclosed tropical conservatory.

The center was named in honor of Cecil B. Day, a philanthropist and the founder of Days Inn. His wife, Deen Day Sanders, donated artwork and financial assistance to Callaway Gardens in his honor.

Opening in 1988, the center houses over a thousand butterflies of over fifty different species. There is a theater room that continuously plays the film Wings of Wonder, an award-winning documentary that examines the life-cycle of a butterfly.

The center has received the LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification award which indicates that the building was designed, constructed, and is maintained in ways that are environmentally friendly.



External links[edit]

Coordinates: 32°49′54.12″N 84°51′14.4″W / 32.8317000°N 84.854000°W / 32.8317000; -84.854000