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Migrating Monarchs Celebration

people watching a monarch butterfly

Date & Time:

Sun, Sep 12 • 12 pm - 3 pm


Thatcher Woods Pavilion
Chicago Ave, west of Thatcher Ave
River Forest, IL 60305 (view web map)


Travel with this amazing butterfly and trace its migration route to Mexico through fun activities, kid’s crafts and educational displays. See how monarchs are raised, tagged for tracking, and watch live butterflies being released. Learn how you can help monarchs and other pollinators!

All visitors over 2 years of age must wear a mask indoors at all times. Unvaccinated visitors should also wear a mask outdoors when physical distancing (six feet from other people) is not possible.


  • 708-366-6530
  • trailside.museum@cookcountyil.gov