Orange and the surrounding region were hit hard by the recent flooding. We know that many of our neighbors are deeply affected by this disaster and remain out of their homes. As our community attempts to assess the impact of flooding and begin recovery efforts, the Stark Foundation is reopening with free admission to Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center and the Stark Museum of Art from March 22-26. We welcome our friends and neighbors to visit if you are able.
Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center will reopen on Tuesday, March 22 at 9:00 am. No outpost tours until further notice. Have fun with Ladybug Day on March 25. Enjoy free admission March 22 – 26.
Stark Museum of Art will reopen on Tuesday, March 22 at 9:00 am. Enjoy free admission March 22 – 26. Closed on March 25 for Good Friday.
The W.H. Stark House will reopen on Tuesday, March 29 at 9:00 am.
Ladybug Day at Shangri La Gardens
Celebrate all things ladybug on March 25 for Ladybug Day at Shangri La Botanical Gardens and Nature Center. Enjoy ladybug releases throughout the day beginning at 9:00 am with the last release at 4:00 pm to delight children of all ages. Get colorful with face painting by the frog pond and then pose for a picture with a costumed ladybug who will be roaming around the garden.Take in a ladybug story in the Here We Grow! Children’s Garden at 10:30 am, 12:30 pm and 2:30 pm. Make an antennae, create ladybug greeting cards, have fun with ladybug stickers and so much more!
While at the Gardens, take pleasure in viewing ten of David Rogers’ BIG BUGS. David Rogers creatures are handcrafted from found wood and other natural materials, and placed in their natural habitat. Through May 28, Shangri La Gardens and Stark Museum of  Art will offer a one-of-a-kind perspective into the fascinating world of these David Rogers’ creatures by exploring the art and science of insects in order to connect people of all ages to the natural world in a variety of unexpected ways.