Summer Fun for Families!

August 2019

Did you know that butterflies have three pairs of legs, giving each one a total of six legs?   Classified as an insect, a butterfly has a triple segmented body, jointed legs in pairs of three, antennae and wings. But for about 8 weeks every summer, The Butterfly House at Tyler Arboretum opens its doors to two-legged creatures of all ages, to learn about, photograph, and get a close-up look at local butterflies in all stages of development.

The exhibit features a 1,400-square-foot Butterfly House filled with natives including monarchs, sulphurs, hairstreaks, red-spotted purples, great spangled fritillaries, painted ladies and swallowtails. The exhibit includes extensive plantings that feed both butterflies and caterpillars.  The Butterfly House exhibit is free with the price of a regular admission to the Arboretum and open seasonally through August. 

HOT TIP: While your gang is at Tyler, make like the Tarzan family and take them climbing through a variety of life-sized Tree Houses like the Storybook House, Fort Tyler, and of course, the Cape May life-sized Birdhouse is perfect for staging family selfies everyone will be chirping about for years to come.

Every member of your family will also enjoy Tim Burton’s high-flying new show at the Upper Darby Performing Arts Center where Edward Bloom’s world of giants, witches, and other larger-than-life characters come to life, touching the hearts of the young and old alike.

This exciting summer theatrical shines on the Mainstage with 5 shows from August 2nd through the 10th.

Edward Bloom is a traveling salesman who lives life to its fullest. Edward’s incredible, larger-than-life stories thrill everyone around him – most of all, his devoted wife Sandra. But their son Will, about to have a child of his own, is determined to find the truth behind his father’s epic tales.  This is an extraordinary new musical that reminds us why we love going to the theater: to hear great stories and share life’s experiences together!