Maripoas Monarca - Monarch Butterfly Exhibit Returns to the Desert Botanical Garden
August 28, 2012
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||Mariposa Monarca, a live monarch butterfly exhibit, returns this fall to the Desert Botanical Garden. This exciting exhibit features hundreds of live monarch butterflies in a beautiful and lush habitat. Guests can view these delicate creatures in the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, September 29 through November 25, 2012
Mariposa Monarca features a 2,400-square-foot walk-through butterfly pavilion where visitors learn about the magical metamorphosis of the monarch life cycle. The exhibit also describes the monumental migration of these amazing creatures and how they know when to depart for the winter, when to stop for food and where the females lay their eggs. Visitors will learn about conservation efforts and how scientists discover certain “migration mysteries” by tagging monarchs to track their migratory patterns.
Admission to the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion is free for Members and children under 3. $3.50 for the general public with paid Garden admission.
Mariposa Monarca is generously sponsored by The Steel Foundation with support from The Ferry Family Foundation in memory of Ernest S. and Virginia D. Ferry.
Desert Botanical Garden (in Papago Park)
|COST:||Entrance to the Mariposa Monarca exhibit: $3.50 for the general public 3 years and older, with paid Garden admission. Garden members and children under 3 are admitted free in to the exhibit.
Garden Admission rates: Admission rates are $18.00 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students with ID, $8 for children 3-12 years-of-age; Garden members and children 2 years and younger are admitted free.
|INFO:||For more information call 480 941.1225.|
|A “Phoenix Point of Pride”, the Desert Botanical Garden is one of only a few botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums. It is a privately funded, non-profit organization and depends on revenues from admissions and gift shop sales, as well as contributions from individuals and businesses to fund its programs of environmental education, plant conservation and research.|