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Monarch Fest

Date(s) - 10/04/2014
10:00 am - 4:00 pm



Join us on this special day for monarch butterfly crafts, activities and opportunities to learn about the fascinating life cycle of butterflies! You’ll get an up-close look at live bFESTIVAL-Main-LOGOSutterflies to see what makes them so captivating. You might even be able to help release live monarchs for their migratory journey to Mexico. Plants that attract butterflies will be available for purchase.

Learn more about monarchs.

This is a Virginia Science Festival event.


Understanding and caring for the environment helps butterflies, plants and people! 11am-2pm

ozone-gardenAdjacent to the museum’s “Ozone Garden” outside the Wason Education Center – John M. Skelly, professor emeritus from Penn State, will provide information and demonstrations about the harmful effects of ground-level ozone on plants – and people. Ground level ozone is a by-product of smog in our atmosphere, and its presence is an important indicator of air quality. Robert Bujosa, a College of William and Mary graduate student working with NASA, will also be on hand to help visitors better understand NASA’s work on atmospheric science and air quality issues.

Cost: VLM members free, non-members Museum admission $17 adults, $13 children ages 3-12.

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