Birthday Bash

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The Butterfly House is sharing their birthday celebration by hosting a joint birthday party with the Very Hungry Caterpillar, as this iconic storybook character turns 50! The day will be filled with celebration including a Story Walk, crafts, live caterpillar encounters, and of course “meet and greets” with the Very Hungry Caterpillar himself! 

You’re invited to the family-friendly Butterfly House Birthday Bash! 

Date: Saturday July 20th and Sunday July 21st.
Time: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

This event is included with admission and is free for Garden members.

For our birthday, you can donate to our "Pennies for Produce" birthday drive. You can also donate gift cards from local grocery stores for our staff to buy food for all our insects and animals! This will help us feed our butterflies, which averages over 1,500 pounds of fruit every year.

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Want to have brunch with the Very Hungry Caterpillar?

Sign up for Bookworm Brunch! The morning will be filled with fun caterpillar crafts, beautiful butterflies, a delicious breakfast, and photos with the guest of honor.

All Day Activities

  • Butterfly bead key chain making
  • Storybook walk
  • Sign our birthday banner
  • Photo booth by Renewal by Andersen
  • Pennies for Pollinators
  • Sand art for purchase
Scheduled Events

10:30 am Meet Betsy the clown

11:00 am Animal encounter with monarch caterpillars

11:30 - 3:30 pm Very Hungry Caterpillar appearances

12:00 - 2:00 pm Cupcakes and punch while supplies last

1:00 pm Plant outpost

2:00 pm Butterfly release