Monarch Butterfly Festival

Date(s) - Saturday, Aug 30, 2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm

Audubon Center & Sanctuary


The Monarch Butterfly Festival will take place from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, August 30 at the Audubon Center and Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Rd., Jamestown.

The Audubon Center will create an indoor garden of wildflowers with butterflies winging about. Visitors will be fascinated by monarchs in every stage of their life cycle, from tiny eggs through the caterpillar, chrysalis, and beautiful butterflies. Hold a caterpillar and watch experts tagging butterflies. At 4 p.m., see them released to fly to Mexico, where their tags will help scientists track the migration of this rapidly dwindling species. Bring your camera.

Other Monarch Butterfly Festival activities include kids’ crafts, photo opportunities with human-sized caterpillar and butterfly cutouts, butterfly garden tours, a plant sale, great food and more. The Blue Heron Gift Shop will feature butterfly-related items, including t-shirts and monarch temporary tattoos.

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

For detailed instructions on raising monarchs and to follow the monarch butterfly migration, visit Helpful hints on butterfly gardens are available at