Monarch Fest

Mark your calendars for this year's Monarch Fest happening March 3rd & 4th. In partnership with the City of San Antonio we are hosting a two-day festival celebrating all things monarchs, milkweed and migration! Receive FREE milkweed seeds, participate in fun games and crafts, and learn how you can help end the extinction of the monarch butterfly. This event is included with zoo standard admission and FREE for members.

What is Monarch Fest?

In 2017 the city of San Antonio was named the first Monarch Champion City by the National Wildlife Federation. As a Monarch Champion City, we are dedicated to adopting 24 recommended actions cited by the NWF, and one of those happens to be hosting a festival dedicated to the Monarch butterfly. San Antonio Zoo is helping fulfill one of the 24 actions by hosting the city’s first ever Monarch Fest! 

Breakfast with Butterflies

Flutter over to Breakfast with Butterflies on March 3rd and 4th! This deluxe all-you-care-to-eat breakfast buffet even comes compete with butterfly shaped pancakes and includes an exclusive Butterfly House tour. This gives new meaning to having "butterflies in your tummy"!

Breakfast buffet includes eggs, sausage, bacon, pancakes, a yogurt bar, an assortment of pastries, and refreshments. Guests must meet at the zoo's front gate by 8:00 a.m. and will be escorted to the Butterfly House to start the experience at 8:30 a.m.

Admission is not included in the price of breakfast. Breakfast occurs before the zoo opens. Advance reservations required.


How can YOU help butterflies and moths?

-Plant native or beneficial butterfly nectar and host plants.

-Eliminate the use of pesticides.

-Turn out your lights at night.

-Slow down on the road in nature areas.

-Know when to mow and mow less often. Or not mow!

-Create a certified backyard habitat or monarch way station.

-Tag a monarch or raise a pet monarch caterpillar from Monarch Watch!

-Buy organic and NON-GMO products.

-Put juice or organic sugar in your hummingbird feeders or set out your organic rotting fruit on an elevated surface.

-Visit the Butterfly House!