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Kamehameha Butterfly (State Insect) Visits Pearlridge Center July 10 & 17

July 8, 2021


Kamehameha Butterfly (State Insect) Visits Pearlridge Center July 10 and 17



Pearlridge will host two special visits by the state insect, the beautiful Kamehameha butterfly, which is found only in Hawaii. Dr. Will Haines from the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources will not only show these butterflies and caterpillars, but their host plant mamaki. He will also share information about which plants the community should cultivate to best support these and other native pollinators.



Saturdays, July 10 and 17 from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Pearlridge Center’s Mauka Center Court





Monarchs & More: An Interactive Butterfly Exhibit. Pearlridge’s own butterfly exhibit has returned by popular demand with hundreds of locally raised live monarch butterflies flitting about amidst their favorite island flora! The exhibit’s docents will share educational information on the life cycle of these beautiful insects, then visitors can enjoy the creatures at all stages of its life cycle – as a butterfly, chrysalis or even an egg – first-hand through a self-guided tour. All guests will have opportunities to feed the butterflies within this peaceful garden exhibit. Yes, it is as colorful and visual as might be imagined; lucky guests may find a butterfly gently landing on a head or shoulder!


Admission is $5 per person; keiki under two years of age are free with a paying adult. On Sundays, all active-duty military, as well as those who serve in the Reserves or National Guard and their dependents (with military I.D.) will enjoy a $1 discount.


Now through Sunday, Aug. 8. Mondays through Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mauka Center Court.



All activities are subject to change without notice.