22nd Annual Butterfly Season

March 17 through May 6, 2018

3175 Caterpillar Adoptions: Adopt a caterpillar in the Busy Bee Learning Store starting March 17 through May 6 to experience the magic of metamorphosis. Each caterpillar includes their food, an adoption certificate, and care instructions on how to feed, protect, and release your adult butterfly into nature. Adopt a single caterpillar for $5.49 or a set of 5 caterpillars for $19.99. Newly hatched caterpillars arrive weekly, sales are while supplies last per week.

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Return to Kidspace to release your adult butterfly into nature! March 31 through May 4, join the daily Butterfly Exploration at 11:45am to learn about the life of a butterfly. Join other families in releasing your butterflies at the end of the program or release on your own at Kidspace. Families returning with adult butterflies during Butterfly Season will receive $3 OFF ADMISSION FOR UP TO 4 GUESTS! Need help building your Chrysalis Carrier? Your butterfly will need a temporary habitat before you release it into nature. There will be a Pop-up Program each weekend in April to help, just bring a shoebox! Adults butterflies should only be kept in the Chrysalis Carrier or temporaty habitat for 1 to 2 days before release.

Grand Butterfly Celebration: Butterfly Season will end with a celebration weekend on May 5 & 6! Join us in learning about butterflies and participate in ways we can support their life cycle. Mold a butterfly puddler out of clay, paint butterfly scenes en plein air, and be sure to stop at Imagination Workshop to design and assemble your butterfly stick kite to wave at the 2:00pm show with our live DJ!*

*There is not a live butterfly release at the 2:00pm shows on May 5 & 6. The only live releases will be at the daily Butterfly Exploration for guests returning with their adult butterflies.

Painted Lady Butterfly Life Cycle:

Egg, Larva (Caterpillar), Pupa (Chrysalis), Adult Butterfly

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Check the website notification or call ahead to check stock on caterpillars (626-449-9144, x. 5223 or x. 0) before your visit. Caterpillar holds or pre-orders will not be accommodated. If you already have your caterpillars and need another copy of the Care Guide, view instructions HERE

Butterfly Season: Quick Reference Timeline

 

March 17 – May 6

Caterpillar Adoptions in the Busy Bee Learning Store, while weekly supplies last.

Follow the weekly K-Blog to enjoy a special Kidspace Butterfly Story and learn more about caterpillars and butterflies.

March 31 – May 4

Daily Butterfly Exploration at 11:45am in the Stone Hollow Amphitheater. Families are encouraged to return with their adult butterflies and release them together. If families bring butterflies, they will be released at the end of the program each day.

Observe the live caterpillar and butterfly displays in Nature Exchange and Harvest Corner.

April Weekends - 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, & 28-29

Pop-up Program - Build a Chrysalis Carrier – Your butterfly will need a temporary habitat before you release it into nature. Just bring an adult size shoebox! Adult butterflies should only be kept in carriers or temporary habitats for 1 to 2 days before release.

May 5 & 6

Butterfly Season will end with a Grand Celebration! Spend the weekend learning about butterflies and participate in ways we can support their life cycle. Mold a butterfly puddler out of clay, paint butterfly scenes en plein air, and be sure to design and assemble your butterfly stick kite to wave at the 2:00pm show with our live DJ!*

*There is not a live butterfly release at the 2:00pm show on May 5 & 6. The only live releases will be at the daily Butterfly Explorations for guests returning with their adult butterflies.