Events

Family Fun

Saturday, April 19, 11am–2pm
The hot shop is open for the season! Watch a glassblowing demonstration, then create a faux stained glass sun catcher charm that can be made into a necklace. 

Free with admission

Family Fun

Sunday, April 20, 11am–2pm
Costumed character Peter Rabbit visits with a story and carrot seed planting activity.  Spring Spin-Art ($2)
Free with admission

Family Fun

Saturday, April 26, 11am–2pm
Explore natural history and create fake insect mounts. Bug Spin Art ($2)
Free with admission

Family Fun

Saturday, May 3, 11am–2pm
Make a butterfly magnet craft for your refrigerator.
Free with admission

Family Fun

Saturday, May 10, 11am–2pm
Celebrate Mother's Day weekend with activities and crafts both for and with mom.
Free with admission

Mother’s Day

Sunday, May 11, 10am–2pm
Adopt-a-Butterfly: Treat mom with a special opportunity to release a newly emerged butterfly. Watch it takes its first flight into the Pacific Island Water Garden as you learn about these fascinating creatures. Quantities are limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

At 2pm, the Music Men of London serenade moms with a mix of music themes in barbershop style. 

$5 per butterfly. Concert free with admission.

Amazing Butterflies Opening Day

Saturday, May 17, 11am–2pm
Explore the new children’s interactive exhibit, Amazing Butterflies, draw butterflies with sidewalk chalk, and create butterfly rings. Make a colorful butterfly t-shirt ($5) or Butterfly Spin Art ($2).

 
Free with admission

Family Fun

Saturday, May 24, 11am & 2pm
Our Zoo to You brings over a dozen animals for you to pet, hold or hand feed. Animals range from a cute and cuddly ringtail lemur to a creepy crawly tarantula. 
Free with admission

Family Fun

Saturday, May 31, 11am–2pm
Inspired by George Seurat's painting, A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of Grande Jatte, try your hand at pointillism painting with cotton swabs.
Free with admission.