Take the kids to celebrate butterflies and caterpillars on Monarch Appreciation Day at Zilker Botanical Garden on Saturday, September 10 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. This fun, family-friendly event will include lots of crafts for kids as well as gardening tips, a plant sale, lectures and more!

event-poster-6383073-1Check out all that’s happening at this event:

–> There will be lots of fun activities for children. Kids can learn about butterflies, caterpillars, chrysalis, and bees, see a display bee hive, make wildflower seed balls and butterfly wings, create a butterfly mural, and get their faces painted!

–> Enjoy a pollinator plant sale. This plant sale will focus on fall blooming plants which are critical to migrating Monarchs as well as other pollinators.

–> Go on a scavenger hunt. Explore the incredible world of the Monarch life cycle with a Scavenger Hunt in the Doug Blachly Butterfly Garden. Complete the hunt and receive a seed packet for your own Texas pollinator garden!

–> Visit information tables to learn about organizations that embrace and support restoration and conservation of sustainable natural habitats for pollinators and wildlife.

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This special event is free, but regular admission fees are still required to enter Zilker Botanical Garden.


  • $1 for children (ages 3-12)
  • $2 for adults, Austin resident (ages 13-61)
  • $3 for adults, non-resident (ages 13-61)
  • $1 for seniors (age 62 & over)

Have fun!