The annual Powell Gardens Festival of Butterflies begins on Friday, July 26, 2019, and runs through August 11. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults; $10 for seniors (60+), $5 for kids (5-12). Parking is $5. Powell Garden members receive FREE admission and FREE parking.
Daily activities during the festival include a walk through the tropical conservatory display and native butterfly habitat, two FREE family-friendly drop-in hands-on activities and access to view the Minteer Collection Butterfly display.
Special activities on weekends (Saturday and Sunday) include:
Conservatory Butterfly Release and Short Talk
11 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. each day
Each talk lasts about 15 minutes and covers several of the species on view and how butterflies are cared for.
Butterfly Fashion Parade
1 p.m. each day
A marching parade with music and a giant caterpillar.
Native Butterfly Show and Tell
1:30 p.m. each day
A family-friendly show and tell experience to learn about native species in our native butterfly habitat. Includes a hands-on experience to find live caterpillars among plants in the display. A short butterfly hunt in the garden with nets will follow.
The multi-purpose room space will be activated to promote native butterfly habitats and conservation. The Idalia Society will be featured August 2, 3, 5 and 9, 10, 11 only.
Natural Exposure: Photographs by Wendy Delzeit, Stephanie Ehrhardt, Angie Harris, and Lisa Healey
July 26-September 8, 2019
Photography by four local professional artists depicts aspects of the landscape and garden.
Powell Gardens is located at 1609 Northwest U.S. Highway 50 in Kingsville, Missouri (about 30 miles East of Kansas City).
For more festival fun check out: Kansas City Spring & Summer Festivals.