Natural Bridge, Virginia (May 27, 2011) - On Friday, May 27 The Natural Bridge opened the door to Butterflies at the Bridge, the largest indoor, live butterfly attraction in Virginia.

The exhibit allows visitors to immerse themselves in the world of live butterflies and get up close to exotic species like the South American Blue Morpho or the native Yellow Tiger Swallowtails that call Virginia home. Hundreds of new butterflies arrive weekly.

The 1,800 square-foot habitat features a reflecting pond, a seven-foot waterfall, a tropical plant-lined walkway for interacting with hundreds of flying butterflies, and a Virginia farmhouse facade housing pupae where visitors can watch them transform and take flight.

This new attraction, Butterflies at the Bridge, is included with The Natural Bridge admission, which also includes Cedar Creek Trail, Monacan Indian Village, Wax Museum, Toy Museum, and the evening light show, the Drama of Creation. Ticket prices are $18, and $10 for children ages 5-12. A Combination Ticket that also includes the Natural Bridge Caverns is $28, and $16 for children ages 5-12.

Special discounted admission tickets and packages, and more information are available at The Natural Bridge is in the Shenandoah Valley at US 11 & 130, just off I-81, exits 175 & 180; and off the Blue Ridge Parkway, MP 61.6.