Summer Buggin' Festivals

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$12 Garden Members
$14 General Public
Free Children 2 and under

*Price per person, per festival
Walk-ups welcome


Firefly Festival


For families with kids of all ages. Join us for a celebration of Earth’s living lanterns, the fireflies. We will celebrate fireflies with a variety of activities that showcase their amazing talents. Come with our staff on a flashlight tour of our Tropical Conservatory. Wrap up the evening by joining our entomologists on an outdoor journey (weather permitting) to see real fireflies. Come prepared for a short walk.

Frog Festival


Fabulous frogs fill the summer nights with song, and the Butterfly House is throwing a festival in their honor! There will be games, frog walks, face painting, live animal encounters, and “meet and greets” with Finn the Frog. Kids will even get to take home a “frog calling” kit, so they can join the chorus in their own backyards! Join us as we celebrate the amazing things frogs can do and learn how we can protect them around our neighborhoods! For families with kids of all ages and adults that are kids at heart!

Flight Festival


Celebrate butterflies, dragonflies, and all other amazing winged creatures of summer. Walk with our staff on an "owl prowl" as we call to our native owls in the park and see if they answer us. Participate in boomerang demonstrations, make butterfly ornaments, and get up close with real birds, bats, and a flying squirrel! Don't forget to stop by and meet Screech the Owl from William Woods University. For families with kids of all ages.