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North American Butterfly Association Native Butterfly Count
Jul 29 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join us for the 15th Annual North American Butterfly Association butterfly count at Powell Gardens. This count helps track butterfly populations across the country.

Jul
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Dragonfly Day
Jul 30 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Dragonfly Day
Sunday, July 30 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Join Betsy Betros, author of a Photographic Field Guide to Butterflies in the Kansas City Region, in the Education Building to learn about dragonfly species, habitat, behavior, and receive special training to capture wild dragonflies around the pond near the education building. The specimens we carefully collect will be featured guests flying at our Festival of Butterflies August 4, 5, 6, and 11, 12, 13. Workshops are scheduled for 10:30-11:30 a.m.,1:30-2:30 p.m. and 3:30-4:30 p.m. and are included with general admission,

Hands-on drop-in activities will also be available during the day (all drop-in activities are  included as part of general admission.

Aug
5
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Butterfly University: Mini Symposium
Aug 5 @ 9:30 am – 3:00 pm

Butterfly University covers everything you need to know about our local butterflies and more. This mini-symposium takes you behind the scenes of Powell Gardens 21st Festival of Butterflies and connects you with landscape design gurus.

Aug
10
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Play Late Thursdays | Cocktails and Chrysalis
Aug 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Enjoy the Festival of Butterflies during the evening hours. Guests receive 1/2 admission after 6 p.m. and the Gardens are open until 8 p.m. Cash bar and light bites available for purchase.

Aug
12
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Cooking Demo | The Wonderful World of Tomatoes
Aug 12 @ 2:17 am – 3:17 am

On the second Saturday of each month join Barb the Gardener, at the Missouri Barn in the Heartland Harvest Garden, for a short cooking demonstration. Gather ideas and inspiration for integrating seasonal produce and herbs into your meals. Each months’ theme reflects what is in season!

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Family Frolic: Learn About Lepidoptera!
Aug 12 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

Saturday, August 12, 9:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Butterflies, moths and caterpillars are some of the insects that make up the order of Lepidoptera and this family event will provide many opportunities to learn more about our flying (or crawling) friends, their life cycles, and important relationship to plants and us! Join us in this all day family-friendly event as part of the Festival of Butterflies at Powell Gardens. Several hands-on activities, free with festival admission, include plant an eco pot with seeds to take home, create a butterfly puppet, and butterfly life-cycle journal. Children and adults alike can make their own butterfly wings to wear ($5 a person) or build an insect hotel to take home ($5 a person). Special performances are scheduled throughout the day. All are encouraged to take part in the butterfly parade, scheduled at 10:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

Aug
21
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Solar Eclipse Watch Party
Aug 21 @ 9:00 am – 6:00 pm

The first 100 visitors will receive a pair of glasses specifically designed for watching solar eclipses. Grab a picnic basket and bottle of wine from reFresh, lay out a blanket on our prairie and let the eclipse come to you.

Aug
27
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Barn Dinner – Chef Calvin Davis
Aug 27 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Chef from Freshwater

Sep
2
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Greater Kansas City Dahlia Society
Sep 2 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join members of the Greater Kansas City Dahlia Society and admire their beautiful dahlia display in the Grand Hall. Enjoy a fantastic array of varieties. Show hours are from 10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. Members will be available to answer any questions about growing and maintaining dahlias.

Sep
3
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Greater Kansas City Dahlia Society
Sep 3 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join the Greater Kansas City Dahlia Society in the Grand Hall to view the beautiful varieties of dahlias. These experts will be available to answer questions on dahlia growing and maintenance.