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SAGES: The Bizarre and Beautiful Butterly Migration
Jul 16 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

SAGES: The Bizarre and Beautiful Monarch Migration
Thursday, June 16 | 10:30 a.m. – noon

$35 box lunch included | Members receive 10% off

Sit back and experience the journey of the monarch butterfly from the midwest to Mexico. Learn about the unique patterns and events of the monarch butterfly’s annual migration. Following the talk, enjoy a box lunch among the monarch butterflies in Powell Gardens’ native butterfly habitat.

 

Jul
18
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Species Spotlight: Hunt for Berry Treasure
Jul 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am

Species Spotlight: Hunt for Berry Treasure
Saturday, July 18 | 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Free with general admission | Admission is free for members

Join a Powell Gardens docent for a hunt for berry treasure. This family-friendly hike features a short walk (.8 miles) through our forest to our lotus pond in search of blackberries and other woodland treasures. This experience is suited for families with kids ages five to twelve. Come prepared with bug spray and sunscreen. Space is limited, so please register online in advance.
Jul
24
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Festival of Butterflies
Jul 24 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Experience the world of our favorite pollinator at the annual Festival of Butterflies at Powell Gardens. The vibrant colors of over a thousand free-flying butterflies and moths will populate our glass-walled conservatory, where a mesmerizing fountain pool will be surrounded with tropical plants that are native to the natural habitats of these exotic pollinators. Witness metamorphosis from chrysalis to butterfly and cocoon to moth as each newly-winged wonder takes flight for the very first time.

Next you are invited to embark on the outdoor trail that traces the northward migratory path of the monarch butterfly. Your journey begins in our Seed to Plate greenhouse, which will be transformed into a facsimile of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacán, Mexico, a World Heritage Site where monarch butterflies spend the winter months. Approximately 200 million butterflies cover the trees, creating a captivating landscape of fluttering wings. You will continue following the trail through stops that feature nectar and host plants from Texas, then Oklahoma, until you have reached the outdoor habitat where we raise native Missouri butterflies every year.

On this magical migratory trip from the southern hemisphere and through Mexico to the Midwest, you will have opportunities to get up close and personal with many different species. Explore each butterfly’s origins, preferred habitats, and life-cycles while enjoying a variety of festival events in celebration of the summer season.

Festival Of Butterflies Admission

Festival of Butterflies Member Admission

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After Hours
Jul 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

After Hours
Friday, July 24 | 6 p.m. – Sunset

Free with festival admission | Admission is free for members

We invite you to enjoy longer hours during our Festival of Butterflies, listen to music, treat yourself to snacks and a seasonal festival cocktail, and take in the sunset views in the gardens to celebrate the peak of the summer season.
Jul
25
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Festival of Butterflies
Jul 25 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Experience the world of our favorite pollinator at the annual Festival of Butterflies at Powell Gardens. The vibrant colors of over a thousand free-flying butterflies and moths will populate our glass-walled conservatory, where a mesmerizing fountain pool will be surrounded with tropical plants that are native to the natural habitats of these exotic pollinators. Witness metamorphosis from chrysalis to butterfly and cocoon to moth as each newly-winged wonder takes flight for the very first time.

Next you are invited to embark on the outdoor trail that traces the northward migratory path of the monarch butterfly. Your journey begins in our Seed to Plate greenhouse, which will be transformed into a facsimile of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacán, Mexico, a World Heritage Site where monarch butterflies spend the winter months. Approximately 200 million butterflies cover the trees, creating a captivating landscape of fluttering wings. You will continue following the trail through stops that feature nectar and host plants from Texas, then Oklahoma, until you have reached the outdoor habitat where we raise native Missouri butterflies every year.

On this magical migratory trip from the southern hemisphere and through Mexico to the Midwest, you will have opportunities to get up close and personal with many different species. Explore each butterfly’s origins, preferred habitats, and life-cycles while enjoying a variety of festival events in celebration of the summer season.

Festival Of Butterflies Admission

Festival of Butterflies Member Admission

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Rhythm, Blooms, & Butterflies
Jul 25 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rhythm, Blooms, & Butterflies
Saturday, July 25 & Sunday, July 26 | 12-4 p.m.
Free with festival admission | Admission is free for members

Enjoy the rhythm of live music inspired by the migratory path of the Monarch butterfly. Snacks and libations are available at Refresh or Perennial Lounge to enjoy as you sit, stroll, or dance with the music outside.

Tickets available here.

 

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Play With Plants: Pollinators
Jul 25 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Play With Plants: Pollinators
Saturday, July 25 | 1-4 p.m.

Free with general admission | Admission is free for members

Drop in to view and gently handle caterpillars and butterflies in the native butterfly house. Bring the camera for this great photo opportunity!
Jul
26
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Festival of Butterflies
Jul 26 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Experience the world of our favorite pollinator at the annual Festival of Butterflies at Powell Gardens. The vibrant colors of over a thousand free-flying butterflies and moths will populate our glass-walled conservatory, where a mesmerizing fountain pool will be surrounded with tropical plants that are native to the natural habitats of these exotic pollinators. Witness metamorphosis from chrysalis to butterfly and cocoon to moth as each newly-winged wonder takes flight for the very first time.

Next you are invited to embark on the outdoor trail that traces the northward migratory path of the monarch butterfly. Your journey begins in our Seed to Plate greenhouse, which will be transformed into a facsimile of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacán, Mexico, a World Heritage Site where monarch butterflies spend the winter months. Approximately 200 million butterflies cover the trees, creating a captivating landscape of fluttering wings. You will continue following the trail through stops that feature nectar and host plants from Texas, then Oklahoma, until you have reached the outdoor habitat where we raise native Missouri butterflies every year.

On this magical migratory trip from the southern hemisphere and through Mexico to the Midwest, you will have opportunities to get up close and personal with many different species. Explore each butterfly’s origins, preferred habitats, and life-cycles while enjoying a variety of festival events in celebration of the summer season.

Festival Of Butterflies Admission

Festival of Butterflies Member Admission

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Rhythm, Blooms, & Butterflies
Jul 26 @ 12:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Rhythm, Blooms, & Butterflies
Saturday, July 25 & Sunday, July 26 | 12-4 p.m.
Free with festival admission | Admission is free for members

Enjoy the rhythm of live music inspired by the migratory path of the Monarch butterfly. Snacks and libations are available at Refresh or Perennial Lounge to enjoy as you sit, stroll, or dance with the music outside.

Tickets available here.

 

Jul
27
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Festival of Butterflies
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

Experience the world of our favorite pollinator at the annual Festival of Butterflies at Powell Gardens. The vibrant colors of over a thousand free-flying butterflies and moths will populate our glass-walled conservatory, where a mesmerizing fountain pool will be surrounded with tropical plants that are native to the natural habitats of these exotic pollinators. Witness metamorphosis from chrysalis to butterfly and cocoon to moth as each newly-winged wonder takes flight for the very first time.

Next you are invited to embark on the outdoor trail that traces the northward migratory path of the monarch butterfly. Your journey begins in our Seed to Plate greenhouse, which will be transformed into a facsimile of the Monarch Butterfly Biosphere Reserve in Michoacán, Mexico, a World Heritage Site where monarch butterflies spend the winter months. Approximately 200 million butterflies cover the trees, creating a captivating landscape of fluttering wings. You will continue following the trail through stops that feature nectar and host plants from Texas, then Oklahoma, until you have reached the outdoor habitat where we raise native Missouri butterflies every year.

On this magical migratory trip from the southern hemisphere and through Mexico to the Midwest, you will have opportunities to get up close and personal with many different species. Explore each butterfly’s origins, preferred habitats, and life-cycles while enjoying a variety of festival events in celebration of the summer season.

Festival Of Butterflies Admission

Festival of Butterflies Member Admission