Monarch butterfly populations have declined by close to 90% in the last few decades. These beautiful insects migrate through Kansas during the last two weeks of September and we are waiting for them! Join to Topeka Zoo as we offer 2-hour in-person education and tagging classes!

How does it work?  This class is held at the Kansas Museum of History and is broken up into two parts. The first portion is an    indoor, interactive education program where students learn about monarch butterflies, their importance, and how to catch them. The second part is outdoors in the museum’s prairie, where kids will get nets to catch, tag, and release butterflies!

Age: This class can be modified for K-12 classrooms.

When: Any Monday-Friday from September 15th-29th, 2021

Time: This class is two hours long. You can choose between these times: 9:00-11:00; 9:30-11:30; 12:00-2:00; 12:30-2:30

Cost: $5/person (including parents; excluding teaching staff)

Contact: To set up a class or ask questions, contact 785-368-9137 or!

Group size: Each class is limited to one grade level per school.

The zoo will provide all supplies for this event. It is recommended that participants come wearing long pants and closed-toed shoes, as well as have bug spray on.

We will not be providing any virtual monarch classes this year.