The Shops at Willow Bend will host The Greater Plano Kiwanis Club 15th Annual Butterfly Festival in Grand Court May 6–29, 2016. Visitors can walk through a conservatory filled with flowering plants and observe flying butterflies in a natural setting.

The display will be open Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m.–8 p.m. and Sunday 12–6 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the display or online: adults $6.00 and children $5.00.  Children under the age of 2 are free with adult purchase. A portion of the proceeds will benefit The Greater Plano Kiwanis Club.

Children interested in having their own butterfly can purchase an Adopt-A-Butterfly Kit for $24.99 that includes two caterpillars along with instructions as to how to take care of them so that they can turn into butterflies. – See more here.

Butterfly Conservatory Experience includes:
•    Staff-guided tour in our on-site butterfly house
•    Learn about the anatomy of the butterfly, its life cycle and ecosystem
•    Chance to see a butterfly hatch from the chrysalis
•    Complimentary craft project included with tour
•    Everyone gets the chance to feed a butterfly

Story Time with the Hungry Caterpillar:  Join us for an interactive reading of Eric Carle’s beloved children’s book The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Follow the caterpillar as he feasts his way through the pages and comes alive with our presentation of rhyming and movement. Create your very own caterpillar in our fun story time craft. Recommend ages 2–8 but all are welcome. Space is limited! Story Time tour tickets ensure your ability to participate in this activity. Story time is available Monday–Saturday: 11 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., and Sunday: 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m.

Photo by Brit Mott of Miss Myla


When: May 6–29

  • Monday–Saturday from 10 a.m.–8 p.m.
  • Sunday 12–6 p.m.

Where: The Shops at Willow Bend, 6121 W. Park Blvd, Plano 75093

Cost: $6 for adults and $5 for children. Purchase at the display or online here.

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