Dia de la Monarca

Dia de la Monarca
Sun, Nov 20, 12:00 PM
Orfalea Family Children's Center

Please join the UC Santa Barbara’s Early Childhood Care and Education Services and the MultiCultural Center in welcoming the Monarchs back to their overwintering habitat. A family-oriented day of fun and learning is planned with hands-on activities, games, presentations, and performances, all connected to the fascinating and inspiring world of the monarch butterfly!

Monarch butterflies migrate to Goleta each November through February. This festival – which also coincides with World Children’s Day – invites you to celebrate the beautiful monarch butterfly with fun activities, music, art, dance and food. The monarch butterfly remains an important cultural symbol for many indigenous groups and within the national culture of Mexico. The monarch has become a metaphor for transformation and hope.


  • Those who do not feel well, or have tested positive for COVID within the week prior to the event, are asked to stay home.

  • Kids (and adults) who wish to wear butterfly wings/costumes are encouraged to do so!

  • Parking is limited: car-pooling is encouraged.

  • NO pets, please!
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