I love getting up close with one of nature’s most beautiful and delicate species, the butterfly. There’s just something about these fascinating creatures that mesmerizes me. Perhaps it is the fact that beauty coming from something that some view as a pest-caterpillars. Maybe it is because they transform into these magnificent creatures with spectacular wings. No matter the reason, I am always up for a visit to the butterfly house, tent, or whatever it may be to celebrate their beauty. One of our favorite places to get up close and personal is the Dunwoody Nature Center. Returning for another amazing year, the Butterfly Experience is one every butterfly lover needs to visit!
Dunwoody Nature Center Butterfly Experience
Butterfly tents will be set up on the grounds of Dunwoody Nature Center. Guests of the Butterfly Experience can also enjoy educator-led programs and activities as well as food, drinks, and live music.
New this year, our Pollinator Pathway will lead you to stations throughout the park that will offer activities, crafts, and educational experiences for all ages.
Did you know that every year 100 million monarch butterflies make an extraordinary journey across North America laying eggs and pollinating plants along the way? The Butterfly Experience celebrates this extraordinary migration by educating all ages about the wonders and fragility of our natural environment through butterfly encounters and fun outdoor activities.
Butterflies & Brews
Discover Dunwoody, the destination marketing organization (DMO) representing one of Atlanta’s most thriving suburbs rich with unique attractions and community events, today announced the return of its beloved Butterfly Experience. Taking place August 19-22 at the Dunwoody Nature Center, this year’s festivities will include several days of family-friendly fun, along with a new adults-only component, Butterflies & Brews.
“We’re thrilled to offer something different for our guests this year at the Butterfly Experience with Butterflies & Brews,” said Kimberly Franz, marketing director for Discover Dunwoody. “This annual event is well-loved by the community, so we are excited to have the opportunity to partner with a local restaurant for a brand-new event that will give guests the chance to enjoy a night out filled with delicious food and the unparalleled beauty found at Dunwoody Nature Center.”
For families, the traditional Butterfly Experience is the perfect place to get up close and personal with butterflies at the Dunwoody Nature Center while learning about this delicate species from educators. The newly added Pollinator Pathway will lead guests station-to-station throughout the park and offer activities, crafts and educational experiences for everyone. Tickets for this local favorite will be sold in 20-minute time slots and can be purchased at DunwoodyNature.org for $10 per person, with children 3 and younger admitted for free.
On August 20 from 5-8 p.m., the new adult-only Butterflies & Brews event will include live music along with food and a bar by Porter Brew and Que. Tickets for the event are $30 each including two drink vouchers, access to a buffet complete with vegetarian options, and entry to the butterfly tent. Visitors who attend this part of the event can spend the evening exploring the wonders of nature, relaxing while listening to live music and indulging in delicious cuisine and signature brews with friends.
For more information on the Butterfly Experience, visit DiscoverDunwoody.com. For tickets to Butterflies & Brews, visit DunwoodyNature.org/Butterflies-and-Brews/. Stay up-to-date on the latest Discover Dunwoody news by following @DiscoverDunwoody on Instagram or DiscoverDunwoody on Facebook.