Three cheers for pollinators: Butterflies! Bats! Bees! Butterfly Bonanza (+ Bats & Bees) returns to the Science Mill on Saturday, April 24. Through up-close encounters and hands-on activities, learn why these friendly flyers are crucial to our local ecosystem.
First 200 visitors receive a butterfly to release in our outdoor Butterfly Garden!
Examine real bat specimens with Michelle Camara from Southern Wildlife Rehab and hear how she helped 6,000 injured bats after Winter Storm Uri. Presentations at 11am and 1pm.
Visit a demonstration hive and explore beekeeping tools with Mike Mendez, Master Beekeeper.
Try out a “bat’s eye view” of what it’s like to navigate with echolocation
Make wildflower seed bombs you can plant at home
Get gardening tips to make your yard a pollinator pit stop
Marvel at the monarch’s epic migration in the big-screen film Flight of the Butterflies
Special activities run from 10am-2pm; explore the Science Mill’s 50+ hands-on exhibits inside and outdoors from 10am-4pm. Reserve your tickets online to help us ensure space for all and provide contact-free entry.