Join us at this fun, family-friendly annual event as we release 500 Monarch butterflies! Thanks to the Perennial Garden Society for purchasing these butterflies for the event.
At the Monarch Butterfly Festival, attendees will be able to learn about the importance of the Monarch Butterfly migration, participate in face-painting opportunities, make butterfly crafts, have fun tossing seed bombs during the costume parade, enjoy refreshments, discover local vendors, and purchase delicious meals from participating food trucks! And much more…
The event is from 9:00-11:00 a.m, with the grand butterfly release happening promptly at 10:00 a.m.
(Interested in our other upcoming events, such as Home Away From Home School or Forest Preschool? Be sure to check out our website: www.bjnc.org!)
*ADMITTANCE IS PRE-REGISTRATION ONLY*
Make sure that you have completed ticketing and registration beforehand, with the following link:
Our monarch festival is continuously growing, and those who attended last year can contest to a beautiful experience. This year, Bob Jones Nature Center members and individuals who pre-register beforehand will be granted access to the release and festival due to limited space. There is a $2.00 sign-up fee per person, which supports all of the other fun entertainment apart from the release that you and your loved ones will enjoy! We are reserving the opportunity to participate in the release to the first 500 pre-registered children (ages 3-14 years) old enough to understand butterflies are a delicate living creature.
Note: The grand butterfly release is firmly scheduled for 10:00 am, so please plan to arrive promptly at 9:45 for distribution! Otherwise, the Monarchs will be released and given yummy watermelon to begin their migration journey.