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Butterfly Pavilion's Pollinator Place is now closed. The space will reopen on Friday, May 3rd as our new Origins: Building Life exhibit!

Pollinator Palooza 2024

June 29, 2024, 12:00 – 8:00 p.m. 

This June, for National Pollinator Month, Butterfly Pavilion is holding its second annual Pollinator Palooza Celebration all month, culminating in the Pollinator Palooza Festival on Saturday, June 29 from noon – 8:00 p.m.  This family-friendly event is included with paid general admission to Butterfly Pavilion, while our members get in for free Food, beverage and artisan wares will be available for sale.  

Visitors will experience a hybrid outdoor and indoor pollinator extravaganza featuring all-day, live outdoor concert and entertainment.  Guests can:  

  • Listen to stellar bands throughout the day.  
  • Shop at the pollinator market seeking items connected to pollinators.  
  • Purchase delectable dishes at a variety of food trucks.  
  • Participate in one of many pollinator-themed workshops.  
  • Have your face painted with a pollinator, 
  • Take a garden tour. 
  • Learn about BPs pollinator conservation projects and talk to the experts.  
  • Witness butterfly releases in Wings of the Tropics. 
  • Cool off with a beer at the beer tent. 
  • And take a photo with Bee-trice the Bee mascot.  

Food trucks will feature offerings with sustainably resourced ingredients. Our specialty beer garden will feature local beer under a tented space on the lawn, allowing guests to cool off with their favorite cold brew.  And the artisans’ wares will tie-in to products that directly benefit from the process of pollination.  This festival will have an overarching educational component which includes  


Why Pollinator Palooza is Important

Pollinators, such as bees, beetles, butterflies, and flies are critical for our economy, environment, and agriculture. Pollinators help sustain our ecosystems and produce our natural resources by helping plants reproduce.  

  • Almost a third of crops depend on insect pollinators 
  • Over 80% of flowering plants depend on insect pollinators 
  • Implications for soil, water, and climate resilience 

Yet, pollinator populations are in decline. Butterfly Pavilion is a leader in pollinator protection and conservation and engages the community with opportunities to get involved with us. Pollinator Palooza events provide a great opportunity for people to learn about pollinators while having fun and finding out ways that they can get involved in pollinator conservation in their own backyard.   

Pollinator Palooza 2023

Butterfly Pavilion’s 2023 Pollinator Palooza Festival was unBEElievable! A heartfelt thank you goes out to our vendors, sponsors, dedicated staff, enthusiastic volunteers, and loyal supporters for making this extraordinary day happen!

Don’t miss out on the festival’s incredible moments! Check out the video below to see what the BUZZ was all about!