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Monarch Release Party

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Attention citizen scientists of all ages! Get ready to learn about Monarch migration, tag butterflies and monitor their migration, too! Working with Monarch Watch’s research program, Burpee will facilitate the tagging and release of many butterflies. Enjoy a chance to get involved in this critical project for the species.

Reserve Tickets Online (or call 815-965-3433)

Party attendees will engage in make-and-take workshops, explore in hands-on butterfly stations, observe the great migration takeoff point, and learn from scientists and environmentalists. Don’t miss this butterfly fun for the whole family!

A Monarch Party Pass includes admission to the Monarch Release Party, all crafts and activities. Guests of all ages get an opportunity to hold a Monarch butterfly, learn how to tag a butterfly and have more butterfly fun!(Does not include museum addmission)

General Public $5.00 (all ages, infants under 1 year old are free)
Members $2.00 (all ages, infants under 1 year old are free)
Family Pass $35 - Admits the whole family into the Monarch Release Party AND the entire Burpee Museum


Subarea:Rockford Downtown

Burpee Museum - 737 N. Main St., Rockford, IL 61103 - From I-90 and E. State St. (US Business 20): west on Business 20 6.5 miles to IL 2 north (Wyman St., first street past the Rock River); right on IL 2 five blocks to the museum complex on the right side of the one-way street (N. Main St.). From the south, I-39: west on US 20 Bypass to IL 2 (S. Main St.); north on IL 2 through the downtown to the museum complex. Park in the Riverfront Museum parking lot or the Burpee Museum lot. An above-ground tunnel connects Riverfront Museum Park and Burpee Museum.

Monarch Release Party
  • September 22, 2018
  • Burpee Museum of Natural History
  • $5 per person | $2 museum members | $35 family pass