Do not miss Texas Discovery Gardens’ third annual Butterflies and Bugs Festival, Sept. 22, 2012. When Texas Discovery Gardens throws a party expect lots of fun and plenty of bugs—the good kind. After all arthropods rule and this festival proves it. Bring your camera for the butterfly release and enjoy the butterfly garden plants that are available to purchase during the festival and throughout the year.
The best news is this air-conditioned inside party is free with your paid admission to the beautiful Butterfly House. See behind the scenes bugs like the amazing Captain Chrysalis. Dallas County Lepidopterist’s Society’s famed Dale Clark will introduce you to all kinds of fascinating creatures.
Look forward to face painting, arts and crafts and play “pin a bug” that is much nicer than it sounds. Butterfly House tours are at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. Some of the most popular species are the Zebra Longwing, Monarch and the Mexican Bluewing.
Entomologist and bug expert John Watts brings out his personal collection of beetles, live tarantulas, walking sticks and more. Texas Discovery Gardens will have select butterfly host and nectar plants on sale, as well as information on how to start your own butterfly garden.
Most importantly Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park is a year-round organic urban oasis. The Gardens showcase native and adapted plants grown using sustainable methods. It is a wonderful place to bring your children to teach them about water conservation and protecting the environment. Their EarthKeepers® Children’s Education Program also offers year-round outdoor education.
Texas Discovery Gardens Family Butterflies and Bugs Festival
Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Free with paid Butterfly House Admission! Admission is $8/adults, $6/seniors 60+, and $4/children 3-11. Free for children under 3.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Educational booths, displays, crafts and art
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Guided Butterfly House Tour
Noon – Butterfly Talk and release in the Butterfly House. Learn all about these fascinating flying creatures with John Watts as he releases newly emerged butterflies into the butterfly house.
Texas Discovery Gardens at Fair Park
3601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75210.
(214) 428-7476 ext. 230 F (214)
Note: Fair Park parking fee waived if you mention you are there for a Texas Discovery Gardens event