“Bugs!” Live Butterfly Exhibit
April 14-July 8
Visit the Botanical Conservatory for our 16th year of live butterflies and you can also explore the larger world of insects and their arthropod relatives. Thrill to the experience of entering our butterfly tent filled with over a hundred exotic butterflies as they feed, fly, and rest. These large and colorful creatures inspire awe by the delicate lives, aerial prowess, and complex metamorphosis. You will also discover a diversity of invertebrates in our live hallway display of such arthropods as beetles, spiders, mantids, and millipedes. Activity sheets encourage visitor inquiry. Regular admission applies. Sponsored by 97.3 WMEE, ABC21 WPTA, Florence M. & Paul M. Staehl Foundation, and the Magee-O’Connor Foundation.
Florence M. & Paul M. Staehl Foundation, and the Magee-O-Connor Foundation
Butterfly Attendants & Bug Docents Needed
Training in March to help April-July
Saturday, June 23, 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun
Explore and learn about the exciting world of exotic butterflies and other arthropods at our summer “Bug Day” event. Visitors take part in activities, games and crafts, all with a “buggy theme”. Get up close and personal with one of our resident arthropods or take home a bug balloon crafted by a local balloon artist. Edible insects, anyone? Several local organizations will be on hand to help you learn more and to answer your questions about honey bees, butterflies, mosquitoes and more! Admission is $5/ adult, $3/child age 3-17, free for children 2 and under.
10:30am: Honey bee Communication & the Waggle Dance
11:00am: Keeping Bugs as Pets
11:30am: Monarch Butterflies
12:00pm: Edible Insects
12:30pm: Honey bee Communication & the Waggle Dance
1:00pm: Keeping Bugs as Pets
1:30pm: Monarch Butterflies
2:00pm: Edible Insects
Sponsored by WMEE and ABC21