The Wonder of Monarchs

June 13, 2023 to August 18, 2023

Monarch Waystation

This summer, the Paine is hosting a monarch waystation in the gardens.

Witness the monarch life cycle from egg to caterpillar, chrysalis and butterfly; learn how you can promote a healthy monarch population; and engage in fun family activities to celebrate Wisconsin's role in monarch migration.

Located in the Children's Garden on the south side of the estate, the monarch waystation features monarchs in various stages of life cycles on display. You'll find spaces for eggs to hatch into caterpillars, as well as areas for caterpillars to feed on milkweed as they grow, transform into chrysalises, and finally emerge as butterflies!


Activity dates and times to be determined.

Help the Paine's staff log monarch activity and growth as they progress through the life cycle. We will also feature scientific explorations, artmaking activities, puzzles, stories, and opportunities to make music, dance, and act on our outdoor stage!


Butterfly Releases

Butterfly release dates and times to be determined.


11:00 am–4:00 pm

The Paine is closed Saturday, March 25, 2023.