2024 Texas Butterfly Festival Registration

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Festival Information



  • $325 per person
  • For Early Butterflies who register in the first month - June 19 thru July 19, 2024


Event registration is $375 per person and includes:

  • Three (3) days of field trips with brown bag lunch;
  • Saturday’s Welcome Reception and Event Orientation, with light dinner fare;
  • Sunday’s ‘Border Buttermilk’ Dinner al Fresco, featuring everyone’s favorite margaritas & (optional) nighttime mothing; and
  • Monday’s Keynote Speaker’s Banquet and Silent Auction to benefit our educational programs.

The Texas Butterfly Festival is an adventure, every year. We pride ourselves on organizing a fun-filled event with fantastic guides, flavorful food and outstanding learning opportunities. Of course, your sack lunches will still be sack lunches...but you have the margarita machine to help you get over that. 


Important Details at a Glance

Here are a few things you may be curious about, whether you’re a first timer or repeat registrant:

  1. There will be no van transportation this year; event registration has been reduced to reflect this. Attendees will drive to field trips; carpooling is encouraged.
  2. Registrants will belong to cohorts that will stay together for all 3 days of excursions. This means you do not get to select specific destinations or guides; rather, you will select the cohort to which you will belong. 
  3. All cohorts will go East, West and In-Between (also known as the ‘Butterfly Beltway’); so, choose a cohort based upon the area you wish to see first, to accommodate your travel plans, to pursue select butterflies or just roll the dice, as all excursions offer interesting sites and target species.
  4. As always, specific destinations will be determined based upon scouting reports a week or so prior to the festival. That is the primary reason destinations are not named in advance.
  5. Guides will get to choose their cohort based upon their preferences and schedules.


Festival Location

National Butterfly Center

Event Properties

Event Date 10-26-2024
Event End Date 10-29-2024
Cut off date 10-11-2024
Individual Price $375 - Early Butterfly Discount Price $325 thru July 19

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Texas Butterfly Festival
3333 Butterfly Park Drive
Mission, TX 78572

[email protected]
GPS Coordinates
26.180243 -98.364973

Thank you to our Sponsors

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Record sightings and "chase butterflies" from recent TBFs:

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What will appear this year?!