How would you like to take a trip to Madagascar? Well now you can, without even leaving the comfort of Cincinnati!

The Caring Response Madagascar Foundation and Cincinnati’s Krohn Conservatory have teamed up to bring you the 2018 International Butterfly Show, “Butterflies of Madagascar”! This colorful show will kick off on Saturday Mar 24 and continue daily from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. until June 17 at the Krohn Conservatory, located at 1501 Eden Park Drive Cincinnati.

Admission for “Butterflies of Madagascar” is $7 for adults, $4 for youth (5-17 years) and free for children under 4. Tickets can be purchased online at

The 2018 Butterfly Show “The Butterflies of Madagascar” celebrates the exotic biomes of this unique African country. Giant Baobab trees, remarkable stone forests, and illustrious lemurs of Madagascar set the stage for the thousands of bright, beautiful butterflies flying amidst the striking collection of fiery orange bidens, vivid red celosia, purple salvia, and punches of lime green ipomoea!

Come help celebrate the vibrant life of Madagascar, which is located off the southeast coast of Africa and has been called an “Island of Rainbows.” Imagine you are traveling to Madagascar by walking through Krohn! The different horticultural exhibit areas in Krohn reflect the different Madagascar landforms, climate, and flora/fauna. For more information on this spectacular event, please visit

Fly into Krohn for “Butterflies of Madagascar”! You won’t regret it.

Tess Abney is a writer and artist from the Quad-Cities who enjoys writing on a variety of topics.