June 25, 2023

Butterfly Pavilion Pollinator Palooza Festival

Published: June 29, 2023
Child with butterfly sitting on her finger at Baseline, future home of the Butterfly Pavilion

 Sunday, June 25 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm   

Join us on June 25th for Butterfly Pavilion’s Pollinator Palooza Festival, where the wonders of nature come to life in a spectacular celebration of pollinators and the vital role they play in our world. 

Whether you’re dancing to the rhythm of live music, immersing yourself in captivating exhibits, or indulging in delightful treats, this festival promises an experience you won’t soon forget. The Pollinator Palooza Festival provides entertainment and enjoyment for all ages. 

Families can participate in engaging activities like face painting, a garden station, and caricature portraits highlighting pollinators. Food vendors will be offering delicious treats and refreshments to add to the festive atmosphere for attendees to enjoy! 

The festival helps foster a sense of environmental stewardship by showcasing the beauty and significance of pollinators. It serves as a platform for raising awareness about the challenges facing these important creatures, such as habitat loss and pesticide use, and encourages individuals to take action to protect them. 

 No admission is required for outdoor activities, tickets are required for the indoor facility. 


  • FREE Concert with John King, Nashville artist 
  • Artisan market and booths connected to pollinators 
  • Food trucks 
  • Face painting of pollinator art 
  • Caricature artist with pollinator theme 
  • Photo booth with Beatrice mascot 
  • Lawn games 
  • Guided garden tours 


  • New Pollinator Place exhibit 
  • Wings of the Tropics butterfly releases and Butterfly Quest 
  • Pollinators on display throughout the zoo 
  • Pollinator decorations 
  • Butterfly Quest activity