Istanbul Butterfly Farm

It is a natural park that appeals to children of all ages and adults who can stay a child. Where is Butterfly Farm located in Beykoz in Istanbul and how to get there? What are the activities that can be done in the Butterfly Farm? How much is the entrance fee? We researched and shared this important information with you.

Istanbul Butterfly Farm
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Where is the Butterfly Farm and How to Go?

Butterfly Farm is a place where those who live in Istanbul or come to Istanbul to visit can have a great time. It is located in Beykoz district on the Asia side. It is in a location where it can be found very easily for those coming from the Asia side or the European side.

Let’s describe for you how to get to Butterfly Farm by car or public transport and then share the details of this wonderful trip.

Istanbul Butterfly Garden Road Map:

Butterfly Farm Directions by Private Vehicle

For those coming from both the Anatolian side and the European side, follow the Riva-Beykoz sign from the TEM highway (E-80) and Kavacık junctions. Then continue on your way by following the Riva sign. Take the Pasabahce-Polonezkoy road. Finally, when you turn from the Zerzevatci Village sign, after about 500 meters, you will see the Butterfly Farm entrance gate on the right side of the road.

Butterfly Farm Entrance Gate
Butterfly Farm Entrance Gate

However, when you type “Istanbul Butterfly Farm” or “Beykoz Butterfly Farm” in the navigation application of your vehicle or smartphone, it will easily take you on the same route.

Fatih Sultan st, Zerzevatci Village – Beykoz / Istanbul 

Where is Butterfly Farm on the Map?

How to Get to Butterfly Farm by Public Transport?

You can reach Butterfly Farm by using IETT buses. You can reach Butterfly Farm by using the 121BS line bus from Kavacik Bridge IETT stop and transferring to the 135G or 135K line bus from Çavuşbaşı Şehit Erol Marangoz stop.

However, I do not recommend you to go to Butterfly Farm by city bus or public transport. Because the road is actually very short, but the route of public transportation vehicles is a bit winding. For this reason, when you come to Kavacık Bridge, you can reach Butterfly Farm in a short time by using the commercial taxis here. There is an approximately 8.5 km long road from Kavacık Bridge to Butterfly Garden.

Istanbul Butterfly Farm Entrance Fee

Butterfly Farm entrance price table:

Ticket TypeFee
Children (3-14)6 €
Student / Teacher6 €
Adults (15+)8 €
Family Pack (2 Adults + 2 Children)25 €
Picnic Area Usage Fee5 €
Professional Photograph Permit10 €
Butterfly Farm Entry and Usage Fees
  • For uses other than the price table, you can get information by calling 0216-319 52 53. In addition, 50% discount is applied on the Butterfly Garden entrance fee for disabled visitors.
  • Pre-booking is required for school and group excursions.
Kelebek Bahçesi Girişi
Butterfly Garden Entrance Gate

Activities to Do at the Butterfly Farm

When you come to this wonderful nature park in Beykoz, one of the first activities to do is undoubtedly to visit the Live Butterfly Museum. You lively witness the life cycle of Butterfly species brought from all over the world, the “Metamorphosis” process.

You can see the stages of Egg, Larva, Caterpillar, Pupa, Cocoon and Butterfly in stages. Beykoz Butterfly Farm, which attracts the attention of especially child visitors, is a place where you can spend quality time with your family.

The only difference from other botanical parks in Istanbul is that it displays the life cycle of the butterfly. Nezahat Gökyiğit Botanical Garden, which is very similar to this place as a natural park, should definitely be seen in the spring months when the Sakura Trees bloom in Istanbul.

Activities in the Butterfly Garden:

  1. Walking the indoor area where the butterflies are.
  2. A documentary showing the life story of butterflies.
  3. Watching butterflies feeding.
  4. Cold-hot drinks or delicious meals at the Glutton Caterpillar Cafe.
  5. You can eat breakfast, lunch or dinner.
  6. Gift section.
  7. Children’s playground.
  8. You can enjoy the coolness in the gazebos on the stream.
  9. An open space used for events such as weddings, engagements or meetings.

Feeding Activity of Butterflies

As you can see in the picture below, it is possible to get close to the butterflies and observe how they feed. It is very enjoyable to watch the rotten or dried fruits (such as bananas, lemons, tangerines and oranges) prepared for the feeding meals of butterflies and the cute butterflies that land on them. Here, the most favorite activity of children is undoubtedly feeding the butterflies by hand.

Elle Kelebek Beslemek
Butterfly Feeding Area

Butterfly Movie Screening

Before visiting the Beykoz Butterfly Garden, a short documentary about the life processes of butterflies is shown in the movie theater. After the documentary screening, where you have enough information about butterflies, you move towards their habitats.

Beykoz Butterfly Farm - Documentary Screening
Beykoz Butterfly Farm – Documentary Screening

Obur Tirtil Cafe

The moisture and heat balance of butterflies’ habitats is very important. For this reason, the interior of the Butterfly Garden is adjusted according to the climatic conditions in its natural habitat. Naturally, humid air can disturb visitors, especially on summer days.

However, the solution is very simple. The Glutton Caterpillar Cafe and greenery, located just outside the glass cage with the butterflies, come to your aid. Depending on your preference, you can sip your hot or cold drinks and relax in the gazebos in the garden, which is intertwined with greenery.

At the top of the garden, there is a playground designed for children. While you are resting, the children are playing to the fullest.

Butterfly Farm - Obur Tırtıl Cafe
Butterfly Farm – Obur Tırtıl Cafe

Glutton Caterpillar Cafe can also be used for organizations such as rural weddings, engagements, meetings and birthdays. You need to call by phone for availability.

We turn every gap we find into a holiday and use all the opportunities we catch to the full. Sometimes we traveled for kilometers on the stony mountain road (Adrasan) with our vehicle, sometimes we walked for hours on narrow paths with children on lap (Gelidonya Lighthouse). We were very tired but we had no regrets.

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