July 26 - August 11 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. daily
Flit and flutter out to Powell Gardens for this annual event focused on a favorite pollinator! Enjoy hands-on activities, interact with expert community partners, and walk among the winged beauties in the tropical conservatory display and Native Butterfly Habitat. Festival admission applies, members are free.
DAILY DURING THE FESTIVAL:
Two FREE family-friendly drop-in hands-on activities.
Access to view the Minteer Collection Butterfly Display on view during regular festival hours in the multi-purpose room.
FRIDAY, SATURDAY, SUNDAY DURING THE BUTTERFLY FESTIVAL:
Conservatory Butterfly Release and Short Talk
11:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day
Meet a Powell Gardens butterfly expert to release newly emerged species into the conservatory. Each talk will last approximately 15 minutes and discuss several of the species on view and the process by which we rear and care for the butterflies.
Butterfly Fashion Parade
1:00 p.m. each day
Kids! Gather in the Grand Hall, grab some butterfly wings and other musician accessories and follow us out to the native butterfly habitat for a marching parade with a giant caterpillar.
Native Butterfly Show and Tell
1:30 p.m. each day
Join Powell Gardens horticulturist Eric Perette for a family-friendly show and tell experience to learn about native species in our native butterfly habitat. This is a hands-on experience to also seek and find live caterpillars amongst the host plants in the display. For those interested, a short butterfly hunt in the garden with butterfly nets follows the show and tell in the habitat.
The multi-purpose room space will be activated by various like-minded groups interested in promoting native butterfly habitats and conservation. Drop in all day!... More >><< Less
from Friday, July 26, 2019 9:00 AM
thru Sunday, August 11, 2019 6:00 PM