Butterflies and Bugs! Annual Family Festival

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Texas Discovery Gardens celebrates insects with our sixth annual Butterflies and Bugs! Family Festival

What: Arthropods rule! Join in the fun at our annual family festival. Meet the one and only Captain Chrysalis and see live critters brought by Dale Clark with the Dallas County Lepidopterists Society. Enjoy face painting, arts and crafts, opportunities to "pin a bug," butterfly house tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. and other family activities.

Entomologist and all around bug expert John Watts will bring his personal collection of beetles, live tarantulas, walking sticks and more! We’ll have select butterfly host and nectar plants on sale, as well as information on how to start your own butterfly garden. Don't forget to check out our brand new honeybee hive exhibit!

When: Saturday, Aug. 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Butterfly Specimens

10 a.m. to 3 p.m. – Educational booths, live and preserved insect displays, crafts, art and more! Everything is inside, in air -conditioning.
11 a.m. and 2 p.m. – Butterfly House Tour. Go on a guided tour of the Butterfly House with entomologist John Watts
Noon – Butterfly Talk and release in the Butterfly House. Learn all about these fascinating flying creatures with John Watts as he releases newly emerged butterflies into the butterfly house.

Cost: Free with paid Butterfly House Admission! Admission is $8/adults, $6/seniors 60+, and $4/children 3-11. Free for children under 3.