Family Night: Evening with the Butterflies
7-9 p.m. Saturday, August 3
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. The evening includes a serving of Tadley's Home-made Ice Cream! Cafe Thyme will be selling burgers, brats, hot dogs, chips and drinks at the outdoor grill until 8 p.m.
Meet the Moths
Guides in the Butterfly Breezeway will point out native moths that include the majestic Luna, and inside the Martha Jane Phillips Starr Conservatory guests will find its exotic cousin, 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.
Make the Connection
During the evening you also can explore all 27 LEGO brick sculptures of the Nature Connects summer exhibit and then participate in a community LEGO brick mosaic build. We'll use patterns of nature to create a fun LEGO mosaic that will be on display throughout the Festival of Butterflies!
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?
Tickets will be available at the door, so come on out. The fun begins at 7 p.m.!