The Greater Plano Kiwanis Butterfly Festival is going on at The Shops at WIllow Bend daily through May 29th. I was able to check it out this morning and it’s really different than last years event.


In addition to taking a guided tour of the butterfly house (where you get to feed the butterflies) there are crafts, balloon animals and face painting.



There are also lots of butterfly-themed items for sale, but my favorite thing is the butterfly kit! Last year it was a single chrysalis but this year it’s a bunch of caterpillars! I’m excited to watch them eat, create their chrysalis and then turn into butterflies.

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This is a fundraiser, with proceeds going towards local programs. They are also scheduling field trips (appropriate for ages 3-15) and holding storytimes (advanced tickets recommended). You can’t go into the butterfly house with strollers, but there is a spot to park them.

Greater Plano Kiwanis Butterfly Festival
May 6th – 29th
Monday-Saturday 10am-8pm
Sunday 2-6pm
$6 adults, $5 children, kids younger than 2 are free with an adult ticket
Pre-purchase tickets online and save $1 off adult tickets

Monday-Saturday 11am, 1pm & 6pm
Sunday 1pm, 3pm & 5pm