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Monarch Appreciation Day

Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 9:00am to 4:00pm
This PARD event takes place rain or shine. In the event of inclement weather, we will continue the program 30 minutes after the last sign of thunder or lightening


An Austin- Area Butterfly Celebration that offers fun for the entire family!


Family Friendly Event | Free with Admission!

  • See a Monarch Eye-to-Eye
  • Join for Nature Activities & Crafts
  • Enjoy "Earth Butterfly" Mechica Dance Group Ceremony
  • Take pictures with the Austin Bike Zoo- Monarch Bicycle


Event Parking: 2300 Stratford Dr. Austin, TX 78746


DON'T MISS! Violet Crown Flower Show also at ZBG and Austin Arbor Day Celebration next door at Austin Nature & Science Center!









Every fall people all over North America carefully catch monarch butterflies, and place a tiny paper ID tag on one wing. The tagged butterflies are released and continue their journeys. It is always exciting to find a tagged butterfly and wonder when and where it was tagged. Tagging Monarch Butterflies helps researchers answer questions such as:

  • What pathways do migrating monarchs take?
  • How does weather influence migration speed and stopover behavior?
  • What differences in migration occur from year to year?


Come to Monarch Appreciation Day for a first-hand experience of tagging Monarch Butterflies!





Location Information
Zilker Botanical Garden
2220 Barton Springs Rd.
Austin, TX 78746
Contact Information
Christopher Sanchez- Education Specialist
+1-512-477-8672 ext. 13