While many summer joys in the DC area come to an end on Labor Day, there’s one that will continue well into fall this year: Wings of Fancy, the wonderful butterfly and caterpillar exhibit at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD. And one lucky KFDC reader can win a four-pack of tickets to experience it — and I can assure you, it’s pretty fantastic.
Nearly 20 different species of butterflies from North America, Central America, and Asia flutter around the garden full of colorful flowers and plants. There are also cases on display containing cocoons and opportunities for visitors to learn about their amazing metamorphosis. It’s about 10 degrees warmer inside the garden than it is outside, so autumn will be an ideal time to go.
Wings of Fancy will be on display at Brookside Gardens through October 25. Hours are 10am – 4pm daily. Tickets are $8/ages 13 and up, $5/ages 3-12, free for 2 and under — you can also try to win them through the giveaway below!
There’s even more to enjoy at Montgomery County Parks this fall! These festivals and programs happening in September and October are perfect for family outings:
- September 13: Pawpaw Festival at Meadowside Nature Center
- September 19: Children’s Day 2015: Honey Harvest Festival at Brookside Gardens and Brookside Nature Center
- September 19: FREE Monarch Fiesta Day at Black Hill Nature Center
- September 25: Apple Festival and Campfire at Meadowside Nature Center
- October 3: Harvest Festival at Agricultural History Farm Park
- October Weekends: Eye-Spy Halloween Trains at Cabin John Miniature Train for ages 2-8
- October Weekends: Haunted Trains at Wheaton Regional Park Miniature Train for ages 8 and up
- October 30 – November 1: FREE Emancipation Day Celebrations at Various Historical Sites
Giveaway: For a chance to win the four-pack of tickets to the Wings of Fancy exhibit at Brookside Gardens, simply leave a comment telling me your favorite activity this Labor Day weekend, either that you already experienced or are looking forward to doing. To be eligible, you must like KidFriendly DC on Facebook and be a blog subscriber (see the sign-up on the left sidebar). This giveaway will run through Wednesday, September 9, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!