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Event Dates
June 2; 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
July 7; 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm
August 4; 1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

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Winged Wonders! Family Workshops NEW!

Saturdays, June 2, July 7, August 4, September 1, and October 6, 1:30pm - 3:30pm

Details:

Ages 5 – 12 with accompanying adult. To honor our favorite winged-visitors, the Butterfly Fairy will present a series of workshops for an adult and child to learn and create together as they join in engaging activities in the Garden. Each pair will complete one take home activity per child.

First Saturday of each month, June-October; 1:30 – 3:30 p.m. Per session fees: $25 for members; $36 for non-members per family (adult and child pair).

This workshop is cancelled.

Bring Home the Butterflies | June Want to bring the butterflies to your backyard? Invite caterpillars into your garden by planting pots with host and nectar plants. Make an eye catching butterfly feeder out of recycled materials and homemade nectar. For dessert, whip up a batch of our sweet smelling butterfly treats (tasty to butterflies-not humans) to send the butterflies flying your way! Registration for this workshop is closed.

The Art of the Butterfly | July Explore the beauty of a butterfly! Make your home garden beautiful by crafting bright and colorful butterfly decorations. Butterfly plant stakes and stepping stones will add a touch of whimsy to your garden. Paint a butterfly puddler dish to attract butterflies to your home! Wonder of Wings | August Did you know that a butterfly’s wing has 125,000 scales per square inch? Join us to learn what it takes to make a butterfly fly. Use a magnifying tool to explore the hidden details of a butterfly’s wing. Create a beautiful butterfly kite out of reeds and colorful kite paper, and send it soaring! This Workshop is Cancelled.

Wonder of Wings | August
Did you know that a butterfly’s wing has 125,000 scales per square inch? Join us to learn what it takes to make a butterfly fly. Use a magnifying tool to explore the hidden details of a butterfly’s wing. Create a beautiful butterfly kite out of reeds and colorful kite paper, and send it soaring!

Sleuthing for Butterflies | September Break out the magnifying glasses because we are searching for butterflies! Learn how to use a butterfly identification chart to observe the differences between butterflies, skippers, and moths. Children will receive their very own magnifying tool to observe butterfly eggs and caterpillars. At the end of our adventure, each child will make their own cuddly caterpillar friend!

Be Your Own Butterfly | October The grand finale of our butterfly workshops! Transform into a butterfly by making a unique pair of butterfly wings using wire, sheer fabric, and paint. Just in time for Halloween, come back and wear your wings for our Goblins and Gourds celebration!