general info

In 2016, the 21st Annual Texas Butterfly Festival and the NABA Biennial Members' Meeting will take place together. This happens every six years, and provides members of the North American Butterfly Association a special opportunity to visit and celebrate their project, the National Butterfly Center, during the peak of butterfly season. 

We're working hard to put together a fantastic agenda for you!  Please check back often, subscribe to the National Butterfly Center's e-newsletter, or follow the Texas Butterfly Festival on Facebook for news and updates. Speakers and workshops will be announced as they are arranged by the North American Butterfly Association.

PLEASE NOTE:  Event registration includes daily workshops AND field trips with a boxed lunch, as well as speakers and dinners on Sunday and Monday nights. 

Dinners on Sunday and Monday will be provided by members of the Rio Grande Valley Chapter of the Texas Chefs' Association. For three years the exceptionally creative and talented chefs have been feeding festival folks very well, and we are grateful for their continued support!  

While Mission and the surrounding areas offer many fine places to stay, we encourage festival registrants to stay at the host hotel. For your convenience you may click this link to reserve your room at our host hotel, the Hampton Inn & Suites


Please check regularly for updates related to excursions, speakers and special activities.  All scheduled tour sites are subject to change based upon pre-festival scouting. The sale of limited space shall occur on a 'first come, first served' basis.  If you have questions about particular trips, regarding rigourous terrian, obstacles or hazards, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., and allow up to 24 hours for a detailed response. 
  • Cancellations and Refunds: We know you don't want you to miss the 21st Annual Texas Butterfly Festival, or the NABA Biennial Members' Meeting,  but if you must cancel, call 956.583.5400, during regular business hours, Monday - Friday. Full refunds will be issued up until 4PM, Friday, September 30th. Cancellations up until 4PM, Friday, October 14, will be issued at 50%.  Regretfully, cancellations and no-shows will not be refunded after this. 
  • Refund Exceptions: Participants who pay for NABA Memebrship as part of their event registration will not have their NABA Membership fee refunded; rather they will receive the full benefits of membership for one full year.
  • Substitutions: The event organizers reserve the right to cancel any festival or meeting activity or make qualified substitutions. If a cancellation is necessary, a full refund will be issued, unless otherwise noted.

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Contact Info

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

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