ROSELAND, NJ — The Butterfly Tent Safari at the Essex County Environmental Center, which features live butterflies and a butterfly take-away craft for all ages, is now open through Friday, Aug. 14 with a modified program to promote social distancing. All visitors are required to wear face coverings.

“Our Butterfly Tent Safari at the Essex County Environmental Center is an interactive experience of live butterflies that is great for families and everyone who wants to enjoy and observe the native butterflies,” said Essex County Executive Joseph N. DiVincenzo. “This is a great summer activity to experience feeding the butterflies or simply enjoy their beauty and their delicate nature.

Visitors will be able to walk inside the tent and enjoy the company of the live native butterflies up close. Once inside the tent, visitors will be able to feed the butterflies and interact with them while enjoying their beauty and gentle nature. Visitors will also be able to make butterfly crafts that they can take home to share with friends and family.

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The Butterfly Tent Safari is open Monday through Friday from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., and reservations are required. The program is free to attend, although there is a suggested donation of $3 per person to benefit the Essex County Parks Foundation.

Call the Essex County Environmental Center at 973-228-8776 to schedule a visit.

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