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Welcome! The Joseph L. Popp, Jr. Butterfly Conservatory is a 3,000 sq. ft. indoor tropical garden located in historic Oneonta, NY. We exhibit various species of tropical birds and reptiles year-round, and butterflies during the warmer months of spring, summer and fall.

Our aim is to introduce our visitors to both the wonderment and spectacular biodiversity of the natural world and our exhibit includes invertebrates, fish, reptiles, and various species of beautiful tropical birds among others. It is a fantastic family activity and learning experience for all ages!

Please note: We will be closed Thursday, August 27th through Monday, Aug 31st due to loss in the family. We will reopen Tuesday, September 1st.

We are able to open once again!  Thank you for your patience. Now we need your participation to STAY open!!  This exhibit is only funded by your visit, so please consider visiting during the next three weeks if you'd like to help keep us open. If we don't have enough visitors over the next three weeks, we will regrettably have to close. We are, and have been, doing our very best to remain open!

As always, a very special thanks to those who donated to our Go Fund Me campaign. Your support is SO appreciated. THANK YOU!!!

Please note:
Mammals will not be displayed at this time.

                NEW - Scout Patches are available!

Insect, reptile and amphibian study: Merit badge exploration and scavenger hunt. Download the form here!

(Effective May 1, 2011)

  Adults                                                   $12.00+tax
Children (11 & under)                        $9.50+tax
Seniors (65 & up)                                $9.50+tax
College Students with current ID    $9.50+tax
Infants (18mo. & under)                           Free

No outside food or drinks permitted
No flash photography, and no video photography
Please leave strollers outside
Thank you!

Last ticket sold 30 minutes prior to closing.
Prices are subject to change without notice.

Current Hours:
(beginning June 28th, 2015)

9am - 5pm Daily
(Closed Thursday, Aug 27th through Monday, Aug 31st; Reopen Tuesday, Sept 1st)

Last admission of the day sold at 4:30pm


Baseball Families - Weekly Lodging Available
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*Please note: To ensure the health and well-being of our animals, not every animal is on display at all times.

Adults (12-64) $12.00
Seniors (65 and up) $9.50
Children (11 and under) $9.50
College Students (with ID only) $9.50
Infants (18 mo. and under) Free

Groups of 10 - 24 people: 10% off
Groups of 25 or more: 15% off
Special rates for educational groups available.
 Military Personnel: 10%off
Please note: strollers are not permitted in the exhibit.

Contact Us
J. L. Popp, Jr.  Butterfly Conservatory
PO Box 973
5802 State Hwy 7
Oneonta, NY 13820

(607) 435-1147

Hours of Operation

Fall/Winter 2015 hours

Summer 2015:

Last admission sold 30 min prior to closing



Located at 5802 State Hwy 7 Oneonta, NY 13820.

From Interstate 88:Take Exit 16 (Emmons and Davenport Exit). Go North 1/4 mile to State Hwy 7, go east on State Hwy 7 for 3/4 mile to entrance on the right. From Cooperstown: Go South 17 miles on State Hwy 28. Turn right (West) to State Hwy 7. Go West 2 miles on State Hwy 7 to entrance on the left. From Cooperstown Dreams Park: 14 miles, travel as Cooperstown directions above. From Downtown Oneonta: Take State Hwy 7 East 3 1/2 miles to entrance on the right.

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