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.
Published: August 14, 2020
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 Roberts
Drive, Dunwoody, GA 30338. 770-394-3322 www.dunwoodynature.org/
HOW MUCH: $10/person (3 years and younger are free). Free parking.
NOTES: For a safe visit, capacity will be extremely limited by timed tickets purchased online only. Mask required for ages 10+.
BUY TICKETS: dunwoodynature.org/butterfly-experience-2020/
The highly anticipated Butterfly Festival will return to the Dunwoody Nature Center In Dunwoody, Georgia, this year from Saturday, August 15 – Saturday, August 22 to provide families with a last hurrah as school starts back up.
This local community favorite and annual tradition/fundraiser is moving forward with new modifications in place to allow for social distancing. While this event is usually a one-day festival, the Nature Center has transformed the event into a week-long occurrence that will feature a more intimate experience for guests, with limited capacity time-slots.
Parents and children alike will have a blast experiencing thousands of butterflies up close and personal and participating in fun activities around the park. Families can buy timed tickets online to visit the butterfly tent and will receive a QR code for fun-do-it-yourself activities related to butterflies, nature, and science that can be completed in the park, along with a map of the Nature Center.
For more information, visit dunwoodynature.org/butterfly-experience-2020/.