MARIPOSA MONARCA-MONARCH BUTTERFLY EXHIBIT RETURNS TO THE DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN Guests can view these delicate creatures in the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, September 24 through November 13, November 18 – 20 and November 25 – 27, 2011
MARIPOSA MONARCA-MONARCH BUTTERFLY EXHIBIT
RETURNS TO THE DESERT BOTANICAL GARDEN
WHAT: Mariposa Monarca, a monarch butterfly exhibit, returns this fall to the Desert Botanical Garden. This exciting exhibit features hundreds of live monarch butterflies in a beautiful and lush habitat. Guests can view these delicate creatures in the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, September 24 through November 13, November 18 – 20 and November 25 – 27, 2011
Mariposa Monarca features a 2,400-square-foot walk-through butterfly pavilion where visitors learn about the magical metamorphosis of the monarch life cycle. The exhibit also describes the monumental migration of these amazing creatures and how they know when to depart for the winter, when to stop for food and where the females lay their eggs. Visitors will learn about conservation efforts and how scientists discover certain “migration mysteries” by tagging monarchs to track their migratory patterns.
Admission to the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion is free for Members and children under 3. $3.50 for the general public with paid Garden admission.
NEW THIS YEAR! Butterfly Tag and Release Session
Every Thursday from September 29 – November 10, 2011 visitors can assist with the weekly tag and release program. From 1 – 2:30 p.m. participants will join staff in releasing a new shipment of butterflies into the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion followed by tagging and releasing of butterflies into the wild as part of the Southwest Monarch Study. Each tagging and release is limited to 50 guests. Tickets are $5 for Garden Members and $8.50 for the General Public. Includes admission to the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion. Visit dbg.org/monarch to purchase tag and release tickets.
Mariposa Monarca is generously sponsored by The Steel Foundation with support from The Ferry Family Foundation in memory of Ernest S. and Virginia D. Ferry.
WHERE: Desert Botanical Garden (in Papago Park)
1201 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
COST: Entrance to the Mariposa Monarca exhibit: $3.50 for the general public 3 years and older, with paid Garden admission. Garden members and children under 3 are admitted free in to the exhibit.
Tag and Release Session: $5 for Garden Members and $8.50 for the General Public. Includes admission to the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion.
Garden Admission rates: Admission rates are $18.00 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students with ID, $8 for children 3-12 years-of-age; Garden members and children 2 years and younger are admitted free.
INFO: For more information call 480-941-1225 or visit www.dbg.org.
A “Phoenix Point of Pride”, the Desert Botanical Garden is one of only a few botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums. It is a privately funded, non-profit organization and depends on revenues from admissions and gift shop sales, as well as contributions from individuals and businesses to fund its programs of environmental education, plant conservation and research.