The Houston Botanic Garden is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. -- plus extended hours through 8 p.m. every Summer Saturday, June-August.
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March for Monarchs

An Epic Journey Through the Garden

March 16, 2024 10:00 am -
March 16, 2024 1:00 pm

NOTE: March for Monarchs will be held rain or shine. Activities will be moved indoors, as needed.


March for Monarchs will take participants on a journey through the Houston Botanic Garden, designed to mimic conditions along the route the butterflies follow on their northern migration from Mexico to their summer breeding grounds in the northern United States. Along the way, they will face challenges and obstacles, and other times receive rewards. At each station, participants will learn everyday things they can do to help protect monarchs on their long journey. The event will culminate with a backyard celebration, welcoming the monarchs to their breeding grounds, with food, sweet treats, crafts, games, and info on how to make your backyard a wonderful home for monarchs.​

Participants will leave with a new understanding of the amazing journey the iconic insects complete, as well as a native milkweed plant to start their own butterfly garden.

Non-member fee of $20 includes general admission to the Garden, the “backyard celebration,” and a take-home plant. Garden members receive a $15 discount.

Houston Botanic Garden offers free parking for most events, which are often held in climate-controlled environments, rain or shine. If you have specific questions, please email​​

Upcoming Events

Spend Summer Saturday Evenings at the Garden
June 15, 2024 6:30 pm
Nature Camp for K-5 Students
June 17, 2024 9:00 am
With Park Place Regional Library
June 21, 2024 10:30 am
Unleash Your Creativity
June 22, 2024 1:00 pm
Spend Summer Saturday Evenings at the Garden
June 22, 2024 6:00 pm
Nature Camp for K-5 Students
June 24, 2024 9:00 am
Our Mission

Enriching life through discovery, education, and the conservation of plants and the natural environment.


9:00 am — 5:00 pm

9:00 am — 8:00 pm

Garden Entrance
One Botanic Lane
Houston, TX 77017
Mailing Address

8205 N. Bayou Drive
Houston, TX 77017

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