Live Butterfly Kits

Live butterfly kits are the best selling items on our website! Caterpillars are in stock so you can get caterpillars shipped with your order. Butterfly Kits are fun projects for children and adults! Witness the wonder of the butterfly life cycle with these child-and-insect friendly habitats. See the caterpillar’s transition as it grows, changes into a chrysalis, and finally emerges as a painted lady butterfly! It takes 3 weeks to go from caterpillar to butterfly. Keep adult butterflies indoors or release outside; absolutely safe to release into the environment. Check out our Science Projects For Kids using our butterfly kits. Enjoy rearing butterflies any time of year, even wintertime! Instructions included with butterfly hatching kit to keep the butterflies inside for their life cycle. See our FAQ page for most common butterfly kit questions. Shipped only within the continental USA. Ages 4+

  • Complete Butterfly Kit – Painted Lady Butterflies

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    Complete Butterfly Kit - Painted Lady Butterflies

    Painted Lady Butterfly Kit With 5 Caterpillars and Small Popup Habitat


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    • LIVE Painted Lady Butterfly Caterpillars with food ship WITH your kit.
    • Cage choices: 3 foot tall hanging net cage with easy access zipper and hanging hook. OR 12” tall pop-up cage, designed to sit on a table with our 5-caterpillar kit. OR large 18” tall pop-up cage with our 10-caterpillar kit.
    • Plus a Mister, butterfly feeder, sugar, eye dropper, instructions, and coloring page.
    • 5 caterpillars are sent in 1 cup, 10 are sent as 2 cups of 5.
    • Guaranteed! We guarantee 3 out of every 5 caterpillars to become happy adult butterflies.
    • You can release them outside after observing them if it’s over 50 degrees.
    • Please do not order if below 40 degrees or above 85 degrees in your area. Our live arrival guaranty will be void if ordered during these temperatures.
    Kit With 5 LIVE Caterpillars Sent NOW
    Small 12” Pop Up Cage
    $19.95
    Kit With 5 LIVE Caterpillars Sent NOW
    3 Foot Hanging Cage
    $19.95
    Kit With 10 LIVE Caterpillars Sent NOW
    Large Pop Up Cage
    $29.95
    Kit With 10 LIVE Caterpillars Sent NOW
    3 Foot Hanging Cage
    $29.95
    Kit With FREE Certificate For 5 Caterpillars LATER
    Small 12” Pop Up Cage
    $21.95
    Kit With FREE Certificate For 5 Caterpillars LATER
    3 Foot Hanging Cage
    $21.95
    Kit With FREE Certificate For 10 Caterpillars LATER
    Large Pop Up Cage
    $31.95
    Kit With FREE Certificate For 10 Caterpillars LATER
    3 Foot Hanging Cage
    $31.95
  • REFILL ONLY for Painted Lady Butterfly Kit

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    REFILL ONLY for Painted Lady Butterfly Kit

    Painted Lady Caterpillar Refill Kit With 5 Caterpillars
    Caterpillar Refill Kit With 10 Caterpillars
    Caterpillar Refill Kit With 30 Caterpillars
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    • Ready to rear butterflies again? Buy more caterpillars here!
    • Includes everything you need EXCEPT the net cage.
    • You get: a Mister, butterfly feeder, sugar, eye dropper, instructions, coloring page, and caterpillars.
    • 5 caterpillars are sent in 1 cup, 10 are sent as 2 cups of 5, and school size of 30 are sent with 30 little cups for the students.
    • Guaranteed! We guarantee 3 out of every 5 caterpillars to become happy adult butterflies.
    • Please do not order if below 40 degrees or above 85 degrees. Our live arrival guaranty will be void if ordered during these temperatures.
    5 LIVE Caterpillars: REFILL ONLY (All Except The Net Cage)
    $14.95 $12.85
    10 LIVE Caterpillars: REFILL ONLY (All Except The Net Cage)
    $24.95 $21.49
    30 LIVE Caterpillars: School Size REFILL ONLY (All Except The Net Cage)
    $42.95
  • School Size “Butterfly Kit”

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    School Size "Butterfly Kit"

    Painted Lady Butterfly Kit for School


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    Read Entire School Kit Instructions Here

    • A rewarding classroom exercise, even for teachers with no experience with live critters. Complete kit.
    • 30 Painted Lady butterfly caterpillars, food, and 30 small cups: one for each student.
    • Cage choices: 3 foot tall hanging net cage with easy access zipper and hanging hook. OR 12” tall pop-up cage, designed to sit on a table.
    • Get LIVE caterpillars NOW if you are ready for them OR get a FREE certificate to mail in for caterpillars later.
    • Comes with: Mister, butterfly feeder, sugar, eye dropper, net cage, easy instructions, coloring pages, and caterpillars.
    • You can release them outside after observing them if it’s over 50 degrees.
    • Please do not order if below 40 degrees or above 85 degrees in your area. Our live arrival guarantee will be void if ordered during these temperatures.

    Purchase Orders:

    schoolhouseFor schools, organizations, and institutions looking to make purchase orders note that we accept purchase orders by mail, email, or fax. Call-in purchase orders are not accepted. Please include a signature from a billing authorization official. We ship orders made by purchase orders within 2-5 business days. Invoice is included in the package and is also mailed to the billing address on the PO.

    Kit With 30 LIVE Caterpillars SENT NOW
    Large Pop Up Cage
    $49.95
    Kit With 30 LIVE Caterpillars SENT NOW
    3 Foot Hanging Cage
    $49.95
    Caterpillar REFILL Only: 30 LIVE Caterpillars Sent NOW
    Everything Except The Net Cage
    $42.95
    Kit With FREE Certificate For 30 Caterpillars LATER
    Large Pop Up Cage
    $49.95
    Kit With FREE Certificate For 30 Caterpillars LATER
    3 Foot Hanging Cage
    $49.95
  • Butterfly Life Cycle Figurines

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    Butterfly Life Cycle Figurines

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    These life cycle figures are an educational accessory to any of our live butterfly kits. The accurately detailed Egg, Larva, Chrysalis and Adult butterfly replicas are oversized for little hands.
    $9.95
  • Hanging Butterfly Cage

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    Hanging Butterfly Cage

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    This reusable 3 foot tall hanging Butterfly Cage is the perfect environment for young entomologists to raise or observe butterflies. This lightweight net cage has durable construction and see-through mesh with…
    $11.95
  • Large 18” Pop-Up Butterfly Cage

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    Large 18” Pop-Up Butterfly Cage

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    The Large 18” Pop-Up Butterfly House is designed to sit on a table, and collapses for easy storage. Created with mesh for plenty of airflow, this unique butterfly house is great for little bug…
    $14.95
  • Small 12” Pop-Up Butterfly Cage

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    Small 12” Pop-Up Butterfly Cage

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    This 1 foot tall Pop-Up Butterfly House is designed to sit on a table, and collapses for easy storage. Created with mesh for plenty of airflow, this unique butterfly house is great for little bug lovers.…
    $11.95
  • Caterpillar to Butterfly Life Cycle Book

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    Caterpillar to Butterfly Life Cycle Book

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    Caterpillar to Butterfly Life Cycle Book introduces young readers to the butterfly life cycle with breathtaking, full-page, colored photographs of real butterflies and simple, engaging text. It introduces…
    $3.95
  • Painted Lady Caterpillar Food

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    Painted Lady Caterpillar Food

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    Did your butterflies reproduce and you need more caterpillar diet? Rearing Painted Ladies yourself? This 8oz cup of pre-mixed diet will feed up to 33 hungry Painted Lady caterpillars. It can be stored in the…
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    1 Cup Of Food
    $7.95
    2 Cups Of Food
    $14.95