wings in the park
an annual celebration of butterflies, bees, and blossoms!
Penn State Extension Master Gardeners of Centre County and partner organizations team up to create a day of family fun activities, exhibits, and presentations as we celebrate butterflies, bees, and all of our beneficial pollinators. Where would we be without ‘em?
The event begins with our Pollinator Parade! Come dressed as your favorite pollinator. During its inaugural year, the pollinator parade featured butterflies, bees, birds, and even a grasshopper and gravity! Show off your creative spirit at this year's parade. Begins at 10AM at the upper parking area.
The Great Scavenger hunt
Let your passport be your guide through the fascinating world of Pennsylvania's very own native butterflies, bees, and birds.
Collect stamps at action stations around the Snetsinger Butterfly Garden and redeem for a prize.
In your journey "around the world" of Wings in the Park you'll discover the magic of pollinators.
Have your photo taken in our shutterbug booth as a colorful critter.
Shaver's Creek Raptor Program!
Shaver's Creek brings their American Kestrel and Eastern Screech Owl to talk about the relationship they have with caterpillars, moths, and butterflies.
Programs at 11am and 1:00pm
Shaver's creek will also demonstrate how to make your own butterfly net from recycled materials. Materials for nets are available while supplies last.
Caterpillar cookies and butterfly life cycle
Decorate delicious caterpillar cookies and learn about the butterfly life-cycle.
Monarch Maze Obstacle Course
Whether dodging power lines, searching for food, or finding shelter from rainstorms, our action packed obstacle course will help you learn about the challenges monarch butterflies face on their long journey to Mexico.