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10th Annual Desert Museum Butterfly Festival & Plant Sale!

Cloudless Sulfur butterfly enjoys a pink blossom Butterfly Greeting at the Museum Entrance

September 25 & 26, 2010

Delight in the Beauty of Butterflies at the Desert Museum Butterfly Festival and Plant Sale

Come check out the Butterfly Festival! There are a lot of fun activities for the entire family. Spend the day at the Museum learning about these 'jewels of the air'. There will be live butterflies and caterpillars, a plant sale, children's activities and gardening classes happening throughout the day.

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Events

Sunday - Wednesday & Friday (August-October); Thursdays (September-October)

Butterfly Walks
Time: 10:00 a.m.
Location: Meet on the Entrance Patio

Saturday, September 25

Butterfly Plant Sale
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Front Patio
Butterfly Crafts
Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Front Patio and Baldwin Education Building
Picture of Face Painting
Face Painting
Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Entrance Patio
Butterfly Antennae
Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Front Patio
Butterfly Discovery
Look for docents in the Butterfly/Pollination Garden and Desert Garden
Live caterpillars & chrysalids
Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Baldwin Education Building
Picture of Microscope Use
Microscopes
Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Baldwin Education Building
Story Time
Time: 9 a.m., 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Location: Baldwin Education Building
Butterfly Gardening Class
Time: 11:00 p.m.
Location: Administration Patio
Running Wild
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Warden Oasis Theater
Puppet Show
Time: 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Warden Oasis Theater

Sunday, September 26

Butterfly Plant Sale
Time: 7:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Front Patio
Picture of boy wearing butterfly wings
Butterfly Crafts
Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Front Patio and Baldwin Education Building
Face Painting
Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Entrance Patio
Butterfly Antennae
Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Front Patio
Butterfly Discovery
Look for docents in the Butterfly/Pollination Garden and Desert Garden
Monarch butterfly alights on a pink blossom
Live caterpillars & chrysalids
Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Baldwin Education Building
Microscopes
Time: 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Location: Baldwin Education Building
Story Time
Time: 9 a.m., 10 a.m. & 2 p.m.
Location: Baldwin Education Building
Butterfly Gardening Class
Time: 11:00 p.m.
Location: Administration Patio
Running Wild
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Warden Oasis Theater
Puppet Show
Time: 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
Location: Warden Oasis Theater