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Throughout the month of April learn about life cycles, metamorphosis, and change as you help a caterpillar become a butterfly. Participants will adopt caterpillars, attend workshops, and then join hundreds of other children to release their butterflies into the environment.

April 2, 2016 – Adoption Day

Receive your butterfly larva and adoption packet. 

Pick up at one of the following locations:

CDMOD - 10 am - 5 pm

The River - 11 am - 2 pm

Gelson's - 10 am - 1 pm 

Cost: $1 Adoption , we highly recommend that you adopt more than one butterfly.

Adopt before April 1 and receive one complimentary admission ticket to The Living Desert's Butterflies! Winged Wonders exhibit. (Does not include admission to the park)

April 9, 2016 – Build a Butterfly Bungalow 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM


Bring a shoebox, learn about the life cycle of a butterfly, and create a habitat for them to enjoy.

Cost: Included with Museum Admission. Members, please login with your blackbaud.com account to receive your member discount.

April 23, 2016 – Butterfly Release 9 – 10 AM; Earth Day Celebration 10 AM – 2 PM

Release your butterflies in the morning and then enjoy activities as we celebrate these wonderful winged creatures and planet Earth.

Cost: Included with Museum Admission. Members, please login with your blackbaud.com account to receive your member discount.