OC Parks invites children and families to learn all about Monarch Butterflies and their natural habitat with an up-close look at these magnificent creatures at the annual Monarch Butterfly Day!

The free event takes place at Freedom Hall. Children can learn how to plant their very own butterfly garden. Participants can also go inside a netted butterfly enclosure.

Butterfly experts will be on-site to provide educational information and answer questions about the beautiful and unique specimens.

Additional activities include interpretive programs, children’s crafts, face painting and a balloon artist. Food will be available for purchase.

Recommended for ages four to 12. Remember to bring your cameras!

Please park in the overflow lot and walk through Nature Area to the event site.

Monarch butterfly sits on a white poppy