Panhandle Butterfly House - Navarre, Florida
Location: 8581 Navarre Parkway, (Hwy. 98) at the foot of the Navarre bridge
Mail Address: P. O. Box 5208, Navarre, FL 32566
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Open to the Public, Friday and Saturday, October 8 and 9 from 10 AM to 5 PM
Monarch Madness is in celebration of the monarch butterfly’s long annual journey.
Mid October is the peak migration season in the Navarre area.
Come join us at the Panhandle Butterfly House and grounds at the scenic Navarre Park on Highway 98 in Navarre, Florida. The festival offers fun for the entire family.
Monarch Madness highlights:
- see the winners of our 1st Monarch Madness photo contest
- educational exhibits
- kids can make and take fun butterfly-related crafts and have an opportunity to release a live butterfly
- the entire family will enjoy strolling through the vivarium– a screen structure housing hundreds of butterflies and the plants they love
- kids will be able to participate in tagging monarch butterflies on their way south for the winter
Available for your purchase will be educational items, 2011 Panhandle Butterfly House butterfly calendars, monarch caterpillar food seed (tropical milkweed seed, Asclepias curassavica), our wonderful butterfly and insects tee-shirts and other items to help support the Panhandle Butterfly House.
Admission to Monarch Madness is FREE, however, donations are encouraged and appreciated.
Only through the generosity of our visitors and our community are we able to provide our area this wonderful outdoor educational science lab.
Celebrate Monarch Madness October 4th through the 14th with the award winning
The Panhandle Butterfly House’s award winning “Kiderpillar School” program will be offering tours during our Monarch Madness celebration. We will be open for scheduled tours October 4 thru 7, and October 11 thru 14. Last October we were able to schedule many school groups and we hope to do the same this year. Larger tours may have the benefit of three separate lessons covering the life cycle and habits of butterflies, the journey of the monarch simulated in the gardens, and the ecosystem of the estuary and a freshwater pond. A combined group of UF/Extension Master Gardeners and community volunteers teaches the program. Tours will also be available after school hours to benefit youth programs. We are proud to say that our curriculum meets the Sunshine State Standards for Florida. Please contact us to schedule a tour or call the Santa Rosa County Extension Office at 850-623-3868.
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