Festival of Butterflies: Midwest to Mexico at Powell Gardens | Kids Out and About Kansas City

Festival of Butterflies: Midwest to Mexico at Powell Gardens

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sun, 08/09/2020
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.

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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.

Tickets available at https://powellgardens.org/homepage/events-programs-exhibitions/powell-gardens-festivals/festival-of-butterflies/.

Festival of Butterflies: Midwest to Mexico
July 24 – August 9 | Daily, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Festival Admission Applies | Members Receive Free Admission

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Powell Gardens


1609 N.W. U.S. Highway 50
Kingsville, MO, 64061
United States


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10am- 6pm
Festival Admission Applies | Members Receive Free Admission


All Ages