wish upon a butterfly

Watch monarch butterflies fill the skies

Saturday, July  25th

9 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Monarch butterflies will fill the skies Saturday, July 25, in a mid-morning event, “Wish Upon a Butterfly” at the Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History. This symbolic event highlights the elegant monarch, our Texas state insect. This annual fundraiser takes place from 9 am-12 pm, paying homage to celebration, childhood wonder, the memory and presence of loved ones, fallen or deployed service members, new beginnings, and more.


One butterfly ticket purchase per family includes admission to the Museum where visitors may enjoy the observation bee hive, butterfly displays, and other Museum exhibits and activities. During the event, a variety of brunch-style refreshments will be available for ticket holders.

Event Details

There will be a variety of fun activities for all ages throughout the event from 9 am -12 pm. The Texas A&M Garden Club will be present to distribute seeds, butterfly plants, and discuss butterfly gardening. The Master Naturalists, Texas A&M Entomology Society and the Texas A&M Honey Bee Lab will also have educational booths. Entertainment will include butterfly-themed activities and crafts. Guests who come to the event in a butterfly or caterpillar themed costume will receive a surprise gift. Proceeds benefit the Museum and support free admission to the Museum for active-duty enlisted personnel and their families from Memorial Day through Labor Day.


The guest who purchases the most butterflies may also choose to have a name of their choice engraved on a permanent butterfly plaque. Interested in becoming an event sponsor? Please call the Museum, 979-776-2195, for more information on how you can help put a smile on a child’s face! 

Butterflies are limited. Guests may pre-purchase butterflies, each at a cost of $30 or 4 for $100, by calling the Museum to order by credit card, or by mailing a check to:



Guests may also purchase butterflies the day of the event if any remain available.

Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History

Attn: Wish Upon a Butterfly

3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan TX 77802

Interested in becoming an event sponsor? Read the Sponsorship Form or call the Museum at 979-776-2195 for more information on how you can help put a smile on a child’s face!


Tuesday - Saturday

10am - 5pm


3232 Briarcrest Drive

Bryan, Texas 77802​

Tel: (979) 776-2195

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