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October Second Saturday: The Magical World of Butterflies and Bats

October Second Saturday: The Magical World of Butterflies and Bats


Saturday, October 9, 2021 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

1431 Waverley Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301 United States

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Segundo sábado de octubre “El mundo mágico de las mariposas y los murciélagos”

Todas las edades son bienvenidas a pasar una hermosa mañana de octubre en Gamble Garden para celebrar el Mes Nacional de la Herencia Hispana.

Las actividades de la mañana incluirán exhibiciones de mariposas, demostraciones de murciélagos en vivo, recorridos por jardines, música tradicional mexicana, fabricación de flores mexicanas, artesanías de mariposas y aguas frescas. Además, camine por nuestra casa histórica y eche un vistazo al pasado.

All ages are welcome to spend a beautiful October morning at Gamble Garden to explore the magical world of butterflies and bats, and to celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month.

The morning’s activities will include butterfly displays, live bat demonstrations, garden tours, traditional Mexican music, Mexican flower making, butterfly crafts, and aguas frescas. Plus, walk through our historic house and get a peek into the past!

Second Saturday is free and appropriate for all ages. Register in advance or when you arrive. To ensure a safe experience for all, kindly wear a face mask when indoors.

We look forward to seeing you on Second Saturday!

Registration Information

To ensure a safe and distanced experience, we require registration for a timed entry to Second Saturday. Choose from 10:00 AM, 10:30 AM, and 11:00 AM entry. Maximum of 6 people per registration. Children must be accompanied by an adult. When registering, please indicate the number of children and adults in your party. Please register only once.

Special for October

Did you know that bats can be insectivores or nectarivores? Did you know that monarchs travel distances of up to 3000 miles every year? Come learn their amazing stories. You can even meet some live bats — they are so cute!

For Adults: Free Garden Tours

Our October guided tours will include a look at Gamble’s heritage garden rooms and specialty gardens including the herb, edible, native, and foliage gardens and much more. Our historic house will contain floral arrangements to celebrate the season.

For Families: Free Guided Nature Hunts

Many creatures visit Gamble Garden for food, nesting or resting. Join our Garden Guides as we explore the animals and plants that can be found throughout the garden. We’ll get our “nature eyes” working as we look for worms, insects, birds, and mammals, and discover the many different ways the garden provides habitat for animals and plants, big and small.

A special thank you to NorCal Bats

NorCal Bats is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of bats throughout Northern California. They are committed to public education regarding the environmental benefits of bats, and dispelling fears and myths that lead to the death of roosts and colonies.

Meet Live Bats!

For even more fun, attend our live bat presentation. This is a ticketed event and must be registered for separately. Click here for more information.