Community Day

Everyone is invited to COMMUNITY DAY at the Texas Butterfly FestivalSaturday, November 4, 2017, from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

There is so much to learn and do!  Make your own Banana Brew, attend 'Butterfly U' for Young Naturalists, enjoy 'Wild Things' Arts & Crafts, Hunt the Hackberry Trail, Pin the Tail on the Swallowtail, and climb all over our 'Hungry Caterpillar' playscape!

Vendors and exhibits will be set up in the Visitor's Pavilion and in the gardens for all to enjoy on this special day, during the peak of butterfly season in south Texas.

Your Participation Helps Save Our Natural Treasures

Each year, the National Butterfly Center provides engaging environmental education programs to thousands of children in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Proceeds from the Texas Butterfly Festival support these high-quality, conservation programs and provide scholarships to very low income students and schools. Our FREE Community Day is just one more way in which we're "Growing Connections" between people, plants, and the Winged Wonders that make our world so colorful.  

Sponsor Community Day, as a Caterpillar, Tropical Milkweed or Betony Mistflower, and your financial contribution will enhance our educational exhibits, purchase equipment and provide field trip supplies and scholarships for local children visiting the Center. If you would like to support our efforts, call 956.583.5400, ext. 754, today!

Volunteers Needed!  

If you are interested in donating your time as a volunteer, please contact Angie at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or at 956.583.5400.

Community Day Sponsored by Bentsen Palm Development

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Texas Butterfly Festival
3333 Butterfly Park Drive
Mission, TX 78572
GPS Coordinates
26.180243 -98.364973

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Record sightings and "chase butterflies" from recent TBFs:

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What will appear this year?!