Butterfly Experience at Dunwoody Nature Center Returns

Written By: Visitors Bureau

The butterflies are returning to the Dunwoody Nature Center this August under much different circumstances than they have grown accustomed to over the last 26 years. 

While the Nature Center normally hosts a one-day Butterfly Festival attracting thousands, 2020 will feature a more intimate experience, held over the course of a week, with limited capacity timed slots. Participants will have the opportunity to experience hundreds of butterflies up close and personal in a tent set up inside their main venue hall, the North Woods Pavilion. 

Families that visit the butterfly tent will receive a packet (via QR code) of fun do-it-yourself activities related to butterflies, nature, and science. All the activities can be completed in the park. The packet will also include a map of the Nature Center to guide families to all of the activities. Guests of the Butterfly Experience will be able to shop for a variety of local plants and flowers at the Native Plant Sale located at the Sun Porch inside the Dunwoody Nature Center. 

To ensure a safe, crowd-free visit, capacity is extremely limited with admission by timed tickets purchased only online. Health screenings and temperature checks will be required for all guests before entering the butterfly tent. Frequently touched surfaces will be sanitized between butterfly sessions. Masks are required for ages 10+.

Win free tickets to the Butterfly Experience! Tag a photo of your latest visit at the Nature Center with #dunwoodynaturecenter for the chance to win 2 tickets. The Nature Center will be selecting two winners every Friday now through August 21st.

DATES/TIMES: Saturday, August 15 thru Saturday, August 22, 9:00 AM to 6:00 PM daily (except 12:00 PM to 6:00 PM Sunday). Time slots last 25 minutes

VENUE: Dunwoody Nature Center, North Woods Pavilion: 5343 RobertsDrive, Dunwoody, GA 30338. 770-394-3322 http://www.dunwoodynature.org/

HOW MUCH: $10/person (3 years and younger are free). Free parking. 

BUY TICKETS: https://dunwoodynature.org/butterfly-experience-2020/ 


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