Release: 2015 Krohn Conservatory Buttertfly Show opens this Friday 4.3.15 ~ thx to Amanda Hurdelbrink, Kamen Creative and Cincinnati Parks
On Friday, April 3, 2015, the Butterflies of the Philippines will open and continue through June 21, 2015. Since 1996, Krohn Conservatory has been presenting this amazing exhibit of local and international species of butterflies that have delighted visitors of all ages, and over the years this show has become a family tradition as winter gives way to spring in Cincinnati.
This year’s exhibit features the colorful and exotic Butterflies of the Philippines, and they will preside over a majestic tribute to the marvelous Filipino culture. The showroom will be filled with butterflies soaring among bold displays that will immerse visitors in a sumptuous tropical environment.
A large, dramatic mural of an erupting volcano and a wildly cascading waterfall will provide a striking backdrop for many tropical plants such as ornate orchids, brilliant bromeliads, delicate anthuriums and dramatic dracaenas.
Many exciting events have been planned throughout the 12-week Butterfly show to allow visitors to experience the free-soaring butterflies and to discover even more about the vibrant, engaging and gracious Filipino culture.
There will be something to delight everyone! Special programs will include: Photography Nights where photographers will have access during extended evening hours; all generations will enjoy the Family Nights; Pista sa Nayon: Philippine Heritage Day; and even a Filipino-style marketplace –– as well as many more family-fun events.
Find out more about the scheduled events and programs at http://www.cincinnatiparks.com/butterflyshow.
The Krohn Conservatory is pleased to have the Greater Cincinnati Filipino community be a part of the Krohn Conservatory 2015 Butterfly Show!
Sunday, April 5 – 8 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Purchase refreshments and enjoy the butterflies and the flowers. Regular admission applies. Regular Butterfly Show closes at 5 p.m.
April 13, 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18 – Monday Nights 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Photographers and tripods welcome! Come get some great shots of our butterflies after hours. $12 (price includes unlimited admission pin).
Wednesday, April 22 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The first 300 visitors will receive a free tree seedling sponsored by the Cincinnati Parks Foundation and Friends of the Krohn.
Sponsored by Chico’s
Thursday, May 7 – 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Drinks and dessert with the butterflies! A presentation of fabulous spring fashion from Chico’s will make this a very special evening (Regular admission applies and refreshments will be available for purchase).
Saturday, May 9 and Sunday, May 10 • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Local vendors and artists will be selling a variety of Earth-friendly products and many Filipino products and foods will be featured.
Mothers get in free (Regular admission for everyone else).
Wednesdays, May 20, June 3, June 17 • 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Visit the butterflies after-hours for family fun activities and crafts for all ages and learn about carnivorous plants (Unlimited admission pin not valid at this event).
Monday – May 25 • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
All active military and veterans get free admission.
June 8 –11 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Come celebrate the kick-off of summer 2015 with traditional Filipino games, ice cream, sidewalk chalk and sprinklers for the kids.
Saturday, June 13 • 8:30 a.m. – 10 a.m.
Adults $12 Children $6 (5-12 years-old) (4-and-under free). Enjoy a continental breakfast while getting a sneak peek of the butterflies for the day. (Pre-registration at https://krohn.cincyregister.com/breakfast2015 is required. No purchase at the door. Unlimited admission pin not valid at this event).
Saturday, June 13 • 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Celebrate Philippine-American Friendship and their shared histories.
Saturday, June 20 • 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
“Pista sa Nayon” will feature samples of Philippine foods, heritage, crafts, culture, music and dance. The event will bring together the local Filipino community to share their sense of pride of their heritage and culture.
Sunday, June 21 • 10 a.m. -5 p.m.
Dads get in free (Regular admission for everyone else).
The Krohn Conservatory is a nationally-recognized showcase of more than 3,500 plant species from around the world. Throughout the year, the Krohn Conservatory features a variety of special exhibits and programs, including the annual Butterfly Show, the Holiday Show, and the floral Spring, Summer and Fall shows, as well as a unique collection of plants in the Palm, Fern, Desert, and Orchid houses.
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