SOAR @ South Coast Botanic Garden

October 1 – November 30, 2021

The South Coast Botanic Garden presents SOAR: Monarch Migration opening on Friday, October 1 and running through November 30.

Monarchs are one of only a few butterfly species that migrate. At this brand-new exhibit, visitors are invited to come learn why, how and where they travel. The immersive pavilion, which will be replanted inside, will showcase not only Monarchs, but also a few mimics (other butterflies that may look like a Monarch but aren’t actually). SOAR guides (both our in person guides and our educational materials) can help you become a butterfly detective so you can tell the difference between the species in the pavilion. Plus, the host and nectar garden outside the pavilion will be replanted with everything our Western Monarchs love, including milkweed, which helps repopulate this very special butterfly.

Monarchs have a very important story to tell. While they may be the most well-known butterfly, their population is on a steep decline. THe exhibit will also touch on what YOU can do to help.

“While we want to bring exciting and fun experiences to our Members and community, it’s even better when those experiences also provide education,” says Adrienne Nakashima, the Garden’s CEO. “The Monarch butterfly is a beloved member of our Garden, flying freely throughout our 87 acres. To be able to further educate the community about this beautiful species while providing a magical experience for all ages, well, that’s representative of everything the Garden strives to be.”

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South Coast Botanic Garden is located at 26300 Crenshaw Boulevard, Palos Verdes Peninsula, CA 90274.