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2016 Annual Events

monarch closeupMonarch Tours
 mid-October through January; Saturdays and Sundays at 11 am and 2 pm 
Meet at the visitor center for a guided tour of the monarch grove.  Monarch migration is variable, to find out the current population, or to arrange a tour for groups of 10 or more, call (831) 423-4609.

monarch grove
Migration Festival
Saturday, February 13, 2016 from 11am to 4pm
Fly, swim, waddle, walk, bike or drive as you migrate to the park for a full day of activities that celebrate the migration of whales, butterflies, birds and the many creatures that travel.  The park will host migratory animal talks, active kids' games, crafts, skits and live music. 

face painting

Welcome Back Monarchs Day
Sunday, October 9, 2016 from 11 am to 4pm
The beauty and wonder of monarch butterflies is revealed  through stories, crafts, active learning games, live music and presentations.  Dress up and join the butterfly parade as we welcome back monarchs arriving to their winter home!

Events made possible by California State Park Docents, California State Parks and Friends of Santa Cruz State Parks