Mariposa Monarca, a monarch butterfly exhibit, has been extended at 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 during special extended dates, Thursday, November 18 – 21 and again November 26-28, from 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Mariposa Monarcafeatures 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. Visitors can participate in a tagging demonstration each Thursday at 1:30 p.m. as part of the Southwest Monarch Study.