Seven year old Julianna Kaiser of Beaumont was very excited when a butterfly landed on her hand in the Butterfly House at Shangri La Gardens.

Staff Report

Bring the whole family to celebrate Memorial Day weekend with David Rogers’ Big Bugs at the Creepy Crawly Carnival on Saturday, May 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center.

 If it creeps, crawls, hops, buzzes or flutters, then it will be part of the Creepy Crawly Carnival. Meet live exotic insects in the Discovery Theater that will be presented by the professionals from the Houston Museum of Natural Science. They will also present Live Insects! in the Exhibit Hall. Throughout the day, staff of Shangri La Gardens will present Live Insects! as part of the Up Close With Nature series in front of the Volunteer Center.

 Have fun with several different activities for children of all ages throughout the gardens.

Mealy Worm Races, Cricket Hop Challenge, Insect Round-Up, Benthic Beasts, Log Dissection, Dirt Dig, and Build-a-Bug Hotel that can be taken home are a few of the fun games included.

 Flutter in to visit and interact with live insects in the Butterfly House one last time. Say farewell to over 350 Butterflies before the afternoon release.

 Relax on the Great Lawn and enjoy the musical stylings from singer/songwriter Paul Frias, from Humble, Texas. Mr. Frias has been playing music for over 17 years and has a rock, folk and blues influence. He will be performing songs form the 1960s to the present.

 Come along for a delightful tour along the waterways of Adams Bayou during one of six Outpost Tours. A knowledgeable guide leads the tour and provides interpretation of associated habitats, wildlife, and a brief historical overview of Shangri La Gardens and the local community.

 Creepy Crawly Carnival Schedule of Events:

 David Rogers’ Big Bugs (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Butterfly House (9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.)

Children’s Activities (9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.)

Live Insects! by Houston Museum of Natural Science (10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Houston Museum of Natural Science Exotic Insect Show (10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.)

Live Insects! by Shangri La Gardens (11:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Up Close with Nature (11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

Music by Paul Frias (12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.)

Houston Museum of Natural Science Exotic Insect Show (1:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.)

Up Close with Nature (2:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m)

Outpost Tours (10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:00 p.m., 2:00 p.m., 3:00 p.m.)

Butterfly Farewell Release (3:30 p.m.)

  Pricing: General Admission $8 adults; $5 for students & seniors; Stark Cultural Members Free.

Outpost Tour Admission $6 adults; $5 for students & seniors.

Butterfly House Admission $6 adults; $5 students & seniors.