Events

Butterfly Festival

Jul 26, 2014
Blank Park Zoo
 


Saturday, July 26
10 AM - 2 PM

Blank Park Zoo along with its Plant.Grow.Fly. partners would like to invite you to the Butterfly Festival on July 26 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. at Blank Park Zoo. Celebrate some of the most eye-popping pollinators with crafts and activities for the entire family. Activities include a puppet show, presentation by Iowa’s Honey Queen, and a Bug Parade! ‘Bee’ sure to wear your favorite pollinator costume and march in the Bug Parade. Don’t have a bug costume? Just stop by the Plant.Grow.Fly table and make your own pollinator mask. Local gardening and pollinator experts will be on hand with activities for all ages, to answer questions, and give advice.

Cost
​Free for Members
Regular Admission for Non-Members 
($11 per adult & $6 per child)

 

10am -2pm:  Special pollinator presentations, crafts, and activities at the Banker’s Trust Learning Center and ZooPlex presented by

BPZ Plant.Grow.Fly. 
Blooming Prairie Nursery
The Greater Des Moines Botanical Center
Iowa DNR
City of Des Moines Parks and Recreation
Madison County Conservation
Neal Smith National Wildlife Refuge
Practical Farmers of Iowa
Polk County Conservation 
Reiman Gardens
US Army Corps of Engineers - Saylorville Lake
Warren County Conservation
DMACC

 

10:00 am:  Puppet Show featuring Carol Taylor at the Banker’s Trust Learning Center.

11:00 am:  Iowa Bees presentation featuring  the Iowa Bee Queen at the ZooPlex.

12:00 pm:  Puppet Show featuring Carol Taylor at the Banker’s Trust Learning Center.

1:00 pm:  Plant.Grow.Fly. Bug Parade!  Parade starts at the Banker’s Trust Learning Center and ends at the ZooPlex.

1:30 pm:  Bee Hive Activity featuring Iowa’s Bee Queen at the ZooPlex.