Attending the The Greater Plano Kiwanis Club Annual Butterfly Festival at The Shops at Willow Bend was one of the best things I did with my toddler last year. When the festival returns from May 4 to May 13 we’ll absolutely be going again.

The festival is a fully-immersive hands-on experience whereby visitors get to walk through a conservatory filled with flowering plants and observe more than 1,000 flying butterflies as well as caterpillars and chrysalises. It’s a magical experience: Butterflies flutter all around you, they land on your hands, in your hair and you can even feed them.

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The display will be open Monday – Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. and Sunday 12 p.m. – 6 p.m. Tickets are available for purchase at the display: adults $6 and children $5. Children under the age of 2 are free with adult purchase.

Entry to the conservatory is by guided tour only and tours take place every 10-30 minutes.

Greater Plano Kiwanis Club Butterfly Festival

When: May 4 – May 13

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

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


  • $6 per adult and $5 per child.
  • Children two years old and under receive free admission with the purchase of an adult ticket.

Proceeds benefit: The Greater Plano Kiwanis Club

Facebook event page, here. 

Rebecca Silvestri

Rebecca Silvestri is the vice president of Sales & Marketing. She is also the wife of Philip Silvestri, publisher of Local Profile. In a previous life, Rebecca was a math teacher in London and the...