Butterfly House Special Events
The Butterfly House at Churchville offers several fun activities outside of the main exhibit itself. While some programs change year to year, several offerings are annual and they include:
Arthropalooza! - August 10th & 11th
Held the second weekend in August, the big butterfly house event is Arthropalooza! its a fun filled weekend for both families and invertebrate lovers alike that includes activities such as cockroach races, live arthropod demonstrations, a honey and beekeeping display, an Eat-A-Bug Station, dozens of live tarantulas and other live invertebrates. New activities and fun will be added each year so check it out!
Monarch Tag & Release Party - September 15th
A yearly staple of the butterfly house is the annual Monarch butterfly tagging event. While it has changed in its presentation, the core idea remains the same: to provide a way for the public to take part in the monitoring of the threatened Monarch butterflies as they migrate to Mexico. Starting in 2017 the tagging event uses only butterflies reared by our docents and staff. This is a conservation effort as much as it is an educational program... also there is cake!This event is held in mid-September, the day after the butterfly house closes for tours. The timing may seem late, but it coincides with the peak of the migration season.