San Antonio Zoo

Monarch Fest

A logo for Monarch Fest with an animated butterfly and blue background

Flutter over to San Antonio Zoo for the 9th Annual Monarch Fest, a two-day festival celebrating all things monarchs, milkweed, and migration! On March 23 & March 24, enjoy plant chats, seed giveaways, story times, memorable characters, and so much more.

Guests of all ages can participate in educational games, crafts and learn how to help save the monarch butterfly population.


Schedule of Events

Cowboy Photo Op – 9:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. – Great Lawn

Seed Giveaway (Limit 250) – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Great Lawn

Plant Chat – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m – Great Lawn

Monarch Practice Tagging – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m – Great Lawn

  • Guests grabbed a butterfly net to catch butterflies made of laminated paper. They learned how to properly hold butterflies, and how butterflies are tagged with an identification sticker to track their migration.

Pollinator or Not Game – 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. – Great Lawn

  • Guest were shown 10 different animals and were asked to guess which ones act as pollinators, and which are not. They learned that many different animals can act as pollinators not just bees and butterflies.

Monarch Character Photo Op – 12:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. – Roaming

Animal Ambassador Presentation – 2:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. – Great Lawn

Cowboy Dance Party – 4:30 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. – Great Lawn


Additional Paid Experiences:

John & Greli Less Butterfly Rainforest – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. – $4.00 per guest

Project Selva 4D Theater Showing – 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. $6.00 per guest

Date & Time

March 23, 2024 - March 24, 2024

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