April 1, 2019

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Fort Wayne, Ind. – The following events are happening at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory in April:

Visit with the Easter Bunny

April 13, 12 - 4 p.m.

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

The Easter Bunny will be at the Conservatory to greet children while Mom and Dad take pictures to capture the moment. Explore the Hundred Acre Wood Exhibit before or after your visit with the Easter Bunny. Note: The Easter Bunny will be taking a break from 2:00-2:30pm. During the Easter Bunny’s break, you can enjoy “up-close” magic tricks performed by a local magician. No egg hunt or petting zoo are held this day. Regular admission fees apply. Sponsored by WAJI Majic 95.1. For more information, call (260) 427-6440.

Easter in the Garden

Friday, April 19, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Botanical Conservatory, 1100 S. Calhoun St.

Hop on down to the Botanical Conservatory with your camera and your children to meet the Easter Bunny. Play games for prizes, make crafts, pot a plant and enjoy light refreshments. Look for Easter eggs in our annual Easter Hunt, designed for toddlers through elementary ages. Enter our drawing for a chance to win a “sweet” Easter basket. We’ll also have live animals to meet such as baby chicks, ducks, bunnies, sheep and goats. Note: the Easter Bunny will be taking a break from 11:30 a.m.- 12:00 p.m. and 1:30-2:00 p.m. All children must be accompanied by an adult. Regular Conservatory admission fees apply. Sponsored by WAJI Majic 95.1.

“Migrations” Live Butterfly Exhibit

April 27-July 7

The majestic Monarch butterfly is famous for its astonishing annual 5000-mile migration from Mexico to Canada and back. Discover the paths and perils of the Monarch and “follow” their route in this exhibit. Learn about the host and nectar plants we can provide for butterfly welfare along the route, as well as practices that can improve Monarch survival. In addition, visitors will discover other butterflies that migrate and some species that escape the winter cold without leaving home. In the midst of the exhibit, enjoy a personal encounter with hundreds of non-migratory live tropical butterflies as they fly, feed, and offer an array of color. The Conservatory’s Tropical and Desert Gardens will also be open during this exhibit. Public hours are Tuesday-Saturday 10 am-5 pm, Thursday evenings ‘til 8 pm, and Sundays 12-4 pm. Admission prices are $5/adult, $3/child, and free for infants and toddlers age 2 and younger. For more information, call (260) 427-6440 or visit their website at www.botanicalconservatory.org. The “Migrations” butterfly exhibit is sponsored by 97.3 WMEE, ABC21, and the Ian and Mimi Rolland Foundation.

More information at botanicalconservatory.org.