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See the monarchs at butterfly festival

Hundreds of butterflies will capture the imagination of visitors at Powell Gardens’ Festival of Butterflies during two weeks in August.

This is the 20th anniversary for the garden’s signature festival where monarchs and other native species are in a free-flying exhibit in the indoor conservatory and two outdoor butterfly breezeways.

Festival of Butterflies has a series of events planned for August 5-7 and August 12-14. The exhibit is open 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. those days. Children’s events include a caterpillar hunt, storytelling, catch-and-release and costume parade. Evening events are planned for Saturday and Sunday and require reservations and an additional fee. The indoor butterfly conservatory will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., August 8-11 and 15-21.

During the festival days, Monarch Watch representatives will answer questions about monarchs and talk about ways to protect these endangered butterflies.

All events will be held at Powell Gardens, 1609 NW US Hwy 50, Kingsville, MO. Festival admission includes parking, trolley service and access to all of Powell Gardens. For more information, visit


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