Come dressed in your best orange and black attire as we showcase monarch butterflies all day!

They’ve spent their summer in Delaware and are now fluttering their way to Mexico. Learn about the journey and other interesting facts of this amazing insect that is now officially endangered. We’ll have Master Gardeners on hand (possibly with live insects!), story book readings, and ice cream! Plus, see members of Cem Anahuac Cenyelistli as they perform traditional Mexican dance on our stage.

Members: Free | Non-members: $9/adult, $7/youth; Free for under 3


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Cem Anahuac Cenyelistli – ceremonial Mexican dance group

See What’s Happening throughout the Day

  • Tabling stations for visiting artists, Master Gardeners, and SAFE Monarch Network information will be located throughout the zoo.
  • Student Artist Ellie Rogers will have created the butterflies’ southern migration along the zoo path in chalk. Guests are encouraged to draw their own butterfly on its journey to Mexico. Chalk will be available throughout the zoo.
Schedule of Events
  • 10:30am: Story Book Reading – Stage
  • 11am-12pm: Mrs. Delaware Photo Ops – Roving
  • 11:30am: Traditional Mexican Dance – Stage
  • 12pm: Creature Feature – Animal Ambassador Yard
  • 1pm: Story Book Reading – Stage
  • 2pm: Traditional Mexican Dance – Stage