John Ball Zoo


Monarch Day

Saturday, August 24, 2019
9 am - 4 pm

Join us as we celebrate monarchs in the fall before they take flight for their migration south to Mexico for the winter. Learn about this amazing journey with a public release of tagged Monarchs, crafts and information about how you can help the Monarchs on their journey. Monarch releases will occur on the hour from 10 am to 3 pm on August 24. Enter your name for a chance to release a Monarch (entries are collected 15 minutes prior to each release at Central Plaza in the Zoo) or purchase a Monarch to guarantee your chance to release one of these amazing butterflies.

Click to purchase your Monarch Butterfly to Release at John Ball Zoo - Monarch Releases $6 each!