Flutter Fest presented by PNC, Grow Up Great, banner with orange/black butterfly

Fly on Over to Flutter Fest ( Media Release)

Contact:  Kyle Shepherd
(O) 502-238-5331 (C) 502-744-5639  

The Louisville Zoo’s 7th annual Flutter Fest will take place September 11 – 16. Guests will receive $3 off admission Sept. 11-16 courtesy of PNC Grow Up Great (discount is not retroactive and only available for daily tickets purchased at the admission windows). The event commemorates the fall migration of the endangered monarch butterfly as they journey to their overwintering destination in the forested mountains of Mexico.

Guests can participate in butterfly-centric activities with the Zoo’s partner Idlewild Butterfly Farm and Insectarium on the Zoo’s main plaza from 10 a.m. to noon on Sept. 11-15 and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 16. Take home activities include a clothes pin butterfly, a stained-glass butterfly, and a “buggy” head band.

The Zoo’s Butterflies N’ Blooms exhibit, closing Sept. 17, allows guests to wander through a 1,000 sq. ft. outdoor flight house as they encounter these wonderful colorful creatures. The exhibit is in the Africa Zone of the Zoo, across from the bongo habitat.


The Zoo is open daily year-round. Now through Sept. 17, hours are 10 a.m. ─ 5 p.m. (enjoy the Zoo until 6 p.m.). The Zoo’s winter hours of 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (enjoy the Zoo until 5 p.m.) begin September 18. The Zoo is closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Visit louisvillezoo.org for more info.


The Louisville Zoo, the State Zoo of Kentucky, is the top, non-profit, paid attraction in the state. The Zoo is dedicated to bettering the bond between people and our planet by providing excellent care for animals, a great experience for visitors, and leadership in scientific research and conservation education. The Zoo is accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA).


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