The Butterfly House is sharing their birthday celebration by hosting a joint birthday party with the Very Hungry Caterpillar, as this iconic storybook character turns 50! The day will be filled with celebration including a Story Walk, crafts, live caterpillar encounters, and of course “meet & greets” with the Very Hungry Caterpillar himself!
Join us for firefly crafts and games, and learn all about these “bright” beetles. You will also be able to visit the butterflies in the Tropical Conservatory. Wrap up the evening by joining our entomology staff on an outdoor journey in Faust Park to see real fireflies (weather permitting).
Gates Open Daily
7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. (use Gate 6 after 10 p.m.)
The carnival midway opens by noon on weekdays and by 11 a.m. on weekends, weather permitting. The midway closes between 11:30 p.m. and 1:30 a.m. each day, at the Carnival company’s discretion and depending on weather.
Wristbands are sold until 10:30 p.m. each day and are valid only on the day of sale (no refunds).