Flutter Fest, come and be part of our 7th annual Flutter Fest with $3 off admission and activities and displays from our friends at Idlewild, Sept. 11 - 16, presented by PNC,, Grow Up Great.

Flutter Fest presented by PNC Grow Up Great (2023)

September 11 – 15:  10 a.m. to Noon

September 16:  10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Come and be part of our 7th annual Flutter Fest presented by PNC Grow Up Great, where we commemorate the autumn migration of the monarch butterfly as they journey to their overwintering destination in the forested mountains of Mexico!

There will be $3 off admission price for every day of Flutter Fest courtesy of PNC Grow Up Great!  Discount is only available at ticket windows.

Visit us throughout the week on the main plaza for activities to help learn all about butterflies and other pollinators from our friends at Idlewild Butterfly Farm and Insectarium.  Enjoy awesome displays and ask the experts all the butterfly questions you’ve been fluttering to know, then pick up a take-home craft (while supplies last).

Don’t forget to visit the butterfly house one last time before the fun flutters away Sunday, September 17.

As a partner of AZA Monarch SAFE, the Zoo will not be hosting a butterfly release program. Mass releases of monarchs are not recommended for the health of wild migrating populations. As a conservation partner, our focus is helping to increase habitats for monarchs and other local pollinators. Any of the few butterflies remaining in our flight house at the end of the season are released but are not part of the migrating generation of butterflies. For more info, click here.



Start your day with a refreshing cocktail as you learn how to create your own pollinator garden from our experts. This special 21+ class includes guidance on the types of plants that are most beneficial to attracting pollinators, how to identify the best location and type of garden for your space, and how to manage your plants to provide the best habitat year round.

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Special offer Sept. 11 – 17: get a beautiful butterfly facepaint for only $16.99!

Presented by

PNC Grow up Great