Burpee Monarch Release Party

Monarch Release Party 2017: September 23

Reserve Tickets Online (or call 815-965-3433)

Burpee Monarch Release Party

Attention Citizen Scientists of All Ages!

Get ready to learn about Monarch Migration, tag butterflies and monitor their migration too! Working with Monarch Watch’sresearch program, Burpee will facilitate the tagging and release of many butterflies. Enjoy a chance to get involved in this critical project for the species.

Party attendees will engage in make and take workshops, explore in hands on butterfly stations, observe the great migration take off point, and learn from scientists and environmentalists. Don’t miss this butterfly fun for the whole family!

Scheduled Activities:

1 MEMBERSHIP TABLE

Learn about Burpee membership and the advantages of being a part of our vibrant museum community.

2 LIVE BUTTERFLY TENTS

Come visit our monarchs before its time to say goodbye.  Sign up to enter the tent for a quick, interactive experience with our butterflies.

3 MONARCH LIFE CYCLE EXPLORATION

From a small egg, the life of a monarch is filled with changes and breathtaking growth.  Visit specifmens of all ages and learn about the life of our Butterflies.

Would you make it as a larva?  Play our game to see your chances of survival!

4 MONARCH MIGRATION

Scientists have learned a lot about the Monarch’s exciting travels.  Come learn about the months a monarch spends traveling south…and then back to Rockford!  Make your own migration map!

4 TAGGING A BUTTERFLY

Research on monarch migration is possible because of small ID tags placed on the wings of the butterflies.  Come see how tagging has evolved over the last 30 years and how scientists tag and monitor butterflies today!  Learn how to make a proper butterfly net that you can use for catching your own specimens.

5 BUTTERFLY CHILDREN’S CRAFTS

Make your own beautiful butterfly magnet to take home as part of our monarch migration celebration. Create a caterpiller complete with monarch color beads.

6 BUTTERFLY & POLLINATOR GARDENING

Dig into the right plants for encouraging butterflies to rest in an oaisis by your home.  Learn how to encourage all kinds of pollinators and make a bee habitat!  You can purchase supplies to get started this fall!

7 FACE PAINTING

Butterflies don’t have to be the most beautiful stars of the day!  Transform your look and celebrate with a butterfly mask

8 PRAIRIE WALKS On the hour and :30’s

Explore the prairie zones at Burpee with a knowledgeable native plant educator.

9 TAGGING ZONE

VIP Zone for adding taggs to our monarchs about to migrate

10 RELEASE ZONE

Burpee Monarch Release Party
Burpee Monarch Release Party
Burpee Monarch Release Party
Burpee Monarch Release Party
Burpee Monarch Release Party

COST:  General Admission to Party INCLUDED with museum admission!

Special Event Deal:  Family Pass $20 (for up to 6 people) 

Upgrade to VIP:

$4 Adult or Child
Special Event Deal: VIP Family Pass $30 (for up to 6 people)

Were you a Monarch Family this summer? 

Don’t miss your discount on all prices!

 

General Admission Ticket Includes:

  • Music and Celebration on Burpee Riverfront
  • Butterfly Activity Stations & Workshops
  • Butterfly Talks & Scientific Learning
  • Butterfly hands-on encounters
  • Great seats for the butterfly release

VIP Admission Add-Ons:

  • Hands-on tagging experience
  • Your own personal butterfly to release

Buy Tickets at Burpee or  Buy Tickets Online!

 
Burpee Monarch Release Party