Content about the annual Friends of the Garden Butterfly Festival - usually held in July.

2014 Butterfly Festival Activities and Information

Friends of the Garden and the Springfield Sister Cities Association are proud to host this year’s Butterfly Festival in conjunction with the Sister Cities Fiesta. Traditional Mexican dancers, musicians, vendors, and food from Springfield’s Mexican Sister City of Tlaquepaque, Jalisco join the festivities as we highlight the connection between the US and Mexico in the conservation of the at-­-risk Monarch butterfly, which spends summers in the US and winters at several sites in Mexico including a sanctuary in Michoacán, near Jalisco.

2014 Butterfly Festival Brochure/Schedule

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The Dr. Bill Roston Butterfly House Information



Saturday & Sunday: 10 am- 6 pm
Weekdays: 5 pm - Dusk
Free Tram Saturday & Sunday: 1 pm - 4:30 pm
Open May - September


Want to spend some time enjoying the butterflies in our Butterfly House, while teaching others about these important animals? It’s easy to become a Butterfly House Volunteer Docent, Butterfly Collector or to get involved with Friends of the Garden. For group tours call 417.891-1515. To become a Butterfly House docent contact Scott at or 417.860.8272.

The Dr. Bill Roston Butterfly House is maintained completely by volunteers. We’re funded only by your private donations. Your investment will help us expand our service to the community.

Mail donations payable to:
Friends of the Garden
PO Box 8566 | Springfield, MO 65801

We’re individuals & families who support the Botanical Center & Gardens in its mission to provide outstanding botanical, horticultural and environmental education opportunities for people of all ages. Anyone with an interest or appreciation in nature who wish to support the progress of the gardens is encouraged to join this non-profit organization Friends of the Garden. As a member, you’re a partner in the future of the these gardens.

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