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7-9 p.m. Saturday, August 2

This family-friendly event is a great way to explore the "night life" at Powell Gardens while enjoying the butterflies and moths that become active in the evening. Your family will enjoy learning about the Owls, a group of butterflies that fly at dusk, plus the mysterious and often overlooked cousin of the butterfly--the moth. Cafe Thyme will offer grilled items for sale and your ticket includes a serving of Tadley's Home-made Ice Cream! 

Meet the Moths

Guides in the Butterfly Breezeway will point out native moths and inside the Martha Jane Phillips Starr Conservatory guests will find exotic cousins such as the African Moon Moth, as well as other intriguing species such as the Atlas moth (the world's largest!) and the Rothschild Silkmoth with "windows" in its wings.

Go a Little Wild!

During the evening you also can explore the 26 sculptures of the Gardens Gone Wild summer exhibit and make a photographic record of your journey by taking The Amazing Animal Quest.

Just for Kids

Join 'Fancy Nancy' for storytelling from 7:30-8:30 p.m. and create a make-and-take craft!

Want to Join Us? 


Online registration has now closed, but you can pay at the door (adults: $15 or $10/members; kids ages 5-12: $7 or $5/members; no charge for kids 4 and younger). 


Powell Gardens is a perfect place to explore the wonders of nature with your family.

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