Children's Butterfly Activity Afternoon

Sunday, March 30, 1 - 4 p.m.

Next to the Butterfly House and the Enchanted Storybook Forest, kids will enjoy a preview of the butterfly exhibit along with activities designed to learn about butterflies and why they are not only very pretty but are very important to our environment.

They will also learn why Monarch Butterflies need our help. Each fall, hundreds of millions of monarch butterflies migrate from the United States and Canada to winter in Mexico and California then return home in the spring. The monarch migration is one of the world's greatest natural wonders, yet it is threatened by the loss of habitat of milkweed plants which are essential host plants for larvae and energy sources for adults. Since 2012, Brookgreen Gardens has been a certified Monarch Waystation and we will have information available on how you can make a difference by creating and maintaining a Monarch Waystation in your own yard.

To support this important conservation effort, FREE milkweed seed packets will be given to the first 200 guests who visit the butterfly exhibit. We are offering 15-minute visits the day of the event for $1.00 per person.

Book Reading by Nancy Lorraine, author of “Tatty, The Lonely Monarch” and “The Butterfly Adventure” will be from 2:30 p.m.-3 p.m. in the Storybook Forest area. Book signing at Keepsakes will follow from 3:30 p.m. -5 p.m.

Other activities from 1p.m.- 4 p.m.

Educational crafts, finger painting, coloring, stick on tattoos, plant a nectar plant to take home, story reading sessions, information about Monarch butterflies to take home