John Ball Zoo


Monarch Day

Sunday, September 26, 2021
11 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, pollinator plant give away (first come, while supplies last), activities, and information about how you can help the Monarchs on their journey. Monarch releases will occur every half hour from 11am to 4pm on Sunday, September 26. Enter your name for a chance to release a Monarch (entries 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.

Online sales for Monarch Releases are closed at this time. Monarchs may still be available to purchase onsite on the event day for $6 each. Please check at Central Plaza for availability!