Monarch Tagging Weekend

Saturday, September 9th & Sunday, September 10th, 2023

Join us for Monarch Tagging Weekend for educational activities, presentations & releases of tagged monarch butterflies!

Sponsor a migratory Monarch! Tagging demonstrations will be ongoing throughout the day.

Schedule of Events

Visit our Monarch Tagging booth to learn more about the monarch’s amazing migration and why they’re a Species at Risk.

Migratory monarch butterfly releases will take place throughout the morning and afternoon both Saturday and Sunday.

Butterfly releases: 

  • 11:30 am
  • 1:30 pm
  • 3:30 pm

** Please note that the butterfly releases are weather dependent.

Regular admission applies.

Did you know?

Monarch butterflies have two distinctly different life expectancies, depending on what time of year they reach the adult stage.

Monarch butterflies that emerge from their chrysalis from June – early August live for 2-5 weeks, with the primary purpose of mating and laying eggs to build up the population.

Monarch butterflies that emerge from their chrysalis as summer comes to a close (late August – early September) know that they need to find a place to overwinter. This is the “super generation,” and they live 7-8 months in order to make the epic migration to Mexico.

Learn more about Monarch Migration:

Monarch Butterfly