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Maripoas Monarca - Monarch Butterfly Exhibit Returns to the Desert Botanical Garden

August 07, 2013

 
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 

Contact:
John Sallot
Phone: 480 481.8101
jsallot@dbg.org

Images available at: http://www.dbg.org/media-center/resources

WHAT:
Mariposa Monarca, a live monarch butterfly exhibit, returns this fall to the Desert Botanical Garden. This exciting exhibit features hundreds of live monarch butterflies in a beautiful and lush habitat. Guests can view these delicate creatures in the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion daily from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, September 30 through November 24, 2013.

Mariposa Monarca features a 2,400-square-foot walk-through butterfly pavilion where visitors learn about the magical metamorphosis of the monarch life cycle.  The exhibit also describes the monumental migration of these amazing creatures and how they know when to depart for the winter, when to stop for food and where the females lay their eggs.  Visitors will learn about conservation efforts and how scientists discover certain “migration mysteries” by tagging monarchs to track their migratory patterns.

Admission to the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion is free for Members and children under 3.  $3.50 for the general public with paid Garden admission.

Mariposa Monarca is generously sponsored by SRP with support from The Ferry Family Foundation in memory of Ernest S. and Virginia D. Ferry.
   
WHERE:

Desert Botanical Garden (in Papago Park)
1201 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ  85008

COST:

Entrance to the Mariposa Monarca exhibit: $3.50 for the general public 3 years and older, with paid Garden admission. Garden members and children under 3 are admitted free in to the exhibit.

Garden Admission rates:


Through November 8, 2013
- Admission rates are $18.00 for adults, $15 for seniors, $10 for students with ID, $8 for children 3-12 years-of-age; Garden members and children 2 years and younger are admitted free.

November 10, 2013 – May 18, 2014 - (Chihuly pricing is in effect) - Admission rates are $22 for adults, $20 for seniors, $12 for students with ID, $10 for children 3-12 years-of-age; Garden members and children 3 years and younger are admitted free.

   
INFO: For more information call 480 941.1225.   
   
A “Phoenix Point of Pride”, the Desert Botanical Garden is one of only a few botanical gardens accredited by the American Association of Museums. It is a privately funded, non-profit organization and depends on revenues from admissions and gift shop sales, as well as contributions from individuals and businesses to fund its programs of environmental education, plant conservation and research.
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