New Monarch Festival at the Cincinnati Zoo

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See what's fluttering its way into the Cincinnati Zoo this fall!

(Feature Photo: Explore the world of the monarch butterfly during the Cincinnati Zoo’s new Monarch Festival. Photo by Lynn Smart).

Celebrate nature’s most beautiful pollinators with an all-new festival created in their honor. The inaugural Monarch Festival takes place at the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden (3400 Vine St., Cincinnati) on Saturday, Sept. 21 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Learn why monarch butterflies are so important to the environment and enjoy hands-on activities like decorating trees with paper monarchs, tagging and releasing them, visiting educational booths and walking in a pollinator parade. Find out more about the day’s festivities at or call 513-281-4700.

Amanda Ciani lives in Northern Kentucky with her husband and their three terrific sons. She enjoys writing haiku parenting poems for her Instagram account (@cinciciani), and Twitter account (@haikuciani).

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