UT Arboretum Butterfly Festival

The Forest Resources Research & Education Center
Oak Ridge
Saturday, July 30, 2016
9 am - 2 pm

The University of Tennessee Arboretum Society will present a Butterfly Festival on Saturday, July 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the UT Arboretum Auditorium and surrounding grounds, 901 S. Illinois Avenue in Oak Ridge. It is cosponsored by the UT Forest Resources AgResearch and Education Center. The gate will be open at 8:30 a.m. Coffee and donuts will be sold from 9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

The event, designed for children and adults of all ages, will take place rain or shine. This educational and fun activity features four speakers, two local native plant vendors and artisans. Speakers will give their presentations in the air-conditioned comfort of the Arboretumís new Auditorium. The dayís highlight will be the release of 100 butterflies at approximately 2 p.m., in honor of the 50th anniversaries of UTAS and the Arboretum. The UT Insect Zoo will be a major attraction of the day. The Insect Zoo showcases preserved and live insects and their relatives (scorpion, tarantula, etc.) found in Tennessee and throughout the world. The UT Insect Zoo is part of the Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology.


Unless otherwise noted, all events are open to the public.