Tallgrass Prairie Center


BPZ Monarch Festival

Sunday, September 15, 2019 - 12:00pm to 4:00pm
Blank Park Zoo, 7401 SW 9th St., Des Moines, IA 50315

Save the Date! 

Blank Park Zoo’s Plant.Grow.Fly. and partners are pleased to announce the 2019 Monarch Festival! This event will be held at Blank Park Zoo on Sunday, September 15th from 12-4 PM. 

The Monarch Festival will highlight the miraculous migration of the monarch butterfly and will offer everything from traditional Mexican dancing, monarch tagging and crafts and activities for the whole family. We will even have a Bug Parade, so dress the kids up in their favorite insect costume! 

Join us as we celebrate the monarch’s journey from Canada, through Iowa, to the mountains of Mexico!