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Celebrate the Annual Monarch Festival
MORRISTOWN, NJ – Join the fun at this popular annual event, Meet a Monarch Festival during the monarch butterfly’s peak migration time in New Jersey. Take a guided “Bug Safari” adventure through the butterfly garden searching for hidden critters among the colorful blooms.
Meet live monarchs from eggs to adults, and experience the monarch butterfly’s metamorphosis firsthand. Prior to the release, the monarchs are tagged in order for scientists to track their migration. Then witness the amazing release of live monarch butterflies as they begin their migration to Mexico.

Enjoy live music and storytelling, as well as crafts, including butterfly origami with professional instructors! There will also be native plants that attract butterflies and NJ butterfly guides for sale.

Meet a Monarch Festival takes place at Pyramid Mountain Natural Historic Area in Montville Township on Saturday September 8, from 12 Noon to 4 p.m. The entrance fee is $4 per adult, and $3 per child ages 2 - 10, and FREE for children under 2.


The Morris County Park Commission, is one of the region’s best park systems in the state of New Jersey, currently protects and maintains 18,600 acres at 38 distinct sites and a year-round calendar of events and activities.