Monarch Butterfly Festival

Date(s) - Saturday, Aug 29, 2015
10:00 am-4:00 pm

Audubon Center & Sanctuary


The Monarch Butterfly Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 29 at the Audubon Nature Center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY, and Warren, PA.

Admission is $8, $6 for Friends of the Nature Center, $6 for children 3-15 and free for children 2 and under.

The festival fills a room with free-flying monarch butterflies and a garden of flowers. Citizen scientists tag the butterflies as part of a research project to track their migration. The life cycle, from egg through adult, will be on display. Mexican food will be served to celebrate the monarchs’ migration to Mexico. There will also be monarch crafts, butterfly nets to borrow, butterfly garden tours, a butterfly plant sale, a t-shirt sale and temporary monarch butterfly tattoos.

At 4 p.m., all of the butterflies are rounded up and released.

Special Information: Colorful clothes seem to attract butterflies.