Carnivorous Carnival

When August 03, 2019, 11:00 AM - August 03, 2019, 1:00 PM
Where McMillan Greenhouse
Registration Details & Deadlines
Cost $10/child, free for adults
Who is Invited General Public
Parking Details Weekend parking is available in any unmarked spot. We recommend parking in Lot 5 and following the gravel path through the Gardens to the Greenhouse.

Rain date: Sunday, August 4, 2019 (check website morning of event)
Time: 11 – 1 pm, Suggested ages: 4 – 12

Learn about insect-eating plants and have a blast! This is a family event with games, crafts, hands-on displays, fly-trap feedings, face painting and more.

Carnival admission: $10 per child; free for parents

Included in admission:Ben Gregory, Entomology PhD, will be investigating and identifying the pitcher plants’ successful “catches” by dissecting pitchers with kids.

UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens Staff will be leading games and crafts.

Fly-trap feedings will occur at 11 am, 11:30 am, Noon, and 12:30 pm.

Face painting will be provided

At additional cost:

Carnivorous plants for sale (open to the public)

Create a Miniature Bog Garden workshop: 11:30 – 1:00 pm; $50 (includes all materials and carnival admission). Limit 15 people. Director Emeritus Dr. Larry Mellichamp will lead a workshop to create a 14″ miniature bog garden including 5-6 plants, including at least 3 carnivorous plants. Students will learn to care for their gardens to insure the plants’ success.

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