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Monarch Fest

Monarch Events 2021

2021 Monarch Events at Burpee

1) Larva Pick-up to raise a monarch at home (Aug 27/28)

Additional pick-up dates (Sept 4/5 and Sept 11/12). Due to limited supply, pre-registration is required for these dates.

2) Monarch Festival and Release Party (September 26)

August 27 & 28

Raise your own Monarch Butterfly

Enjoy the process of complete metamorphosis from your home! Pick up your new friend at Burpee, grow and care for the larva, and watch it emerge as a Monarch Butterfly.

Larva is FREE with paid admission ($2 per larva for members)

Notice: Pre-registration is required for larva pickup.  Register here.

September 26

Monarch Festival and Release Party!

Take part in the great migration of the Monarch.  On Sunday, September 26th, Burpee Museum is opening our doors to another year of Monarch Butterflies, hosting the 5th Annual Monarch Festival and Release Party! Wander through a tent with butterflies and insects, meet important pollinators, and enjoy crafts and festivities! Attending guest get to hold their own live Monarch, participate in tagging, face painting and fun games! Party attendees will engage in make and take workshops, explore in hands on butterfly stations, observe the great migration take off point, and learn from scientists and environmentalists. Don’t miss this butterfly fun for the whole family!