Special Events


ENQUIRER/Cincinnati Parks Photo Contest
Begins March 25 and all photos due by June 1, 2017.
Send us your best photos of the 2017 Butterfly Show for the chance to win a $100 Macy’s Gift Card and a Family 4-pack of tickets to the 2017 Holiday Show! Send your submissions to photos@butterflyshow.com Rules and Categories: Butterfly Show Photo Contest

The Land of Nod Tour Bus Visits Krohn
Sunday, April 2 10am – 5pm
A great day for families –– there will be Charlie Harper themed art activities and giveaways like tote bags and animal headbands.

Daffodil Show
Saturday, April 8 and Sunday, April 9 10am – 5pm
Come for the butterflies and stay to see hundreds of the most beautiful daffodils on display during our very first daffodil show!

Easter Sunday: Enjoy an early morning with the Butterflies!
Sunday, April 16 8am – 5pm (Regular admission applies)
Purchase refreshments and enjoy the butterflies and flowers during these special early hours.

Photographer Nights
Mondays, April 17, 24 5:30 – 7:30pm
Sponsored By K & R Photographics
$12 per person (price includes unlimited admission pin)
Photographers and tripods welcome! Come get great shots of our butterflies after regular show hours.

Earth Day Celebration
Friday, April 21 10am – 2pm
Sponsored by Scherzinger Termite and Pest Control
The first 300 visitors will receive a free tree seedling sponsored by both Scherzinger Termite/Pest Control and Friends of Krohn.

Photographer Nights
Mondays, May 1, 8 5:30 – 7:30pm
Sponsored By K& R Photographics
$12 per person (price includes unlimited admission pin)
Photographers and tripods welcome! Come get great shots of our butterflies after regular show hours.

Hosta, Daylily and Perennial Plant Sale
Saturday, May 6 10am – 3pm
It’s the perfect time to plant! Choose from the large supply; a variety of stunning specimens will be offered for sale by local growers.

Crafts and Crafts
Friday, May 12 5:30 – 7:30pm
ADULTS ONLY: Must be 21 with valid ID
$15 per person and unlimited admission pin not valid at this event.
Purchase beer separately. Come see the majestic Monarchs AND enjoy sampling craft beers, music and time to shop at the Krohn Marketplace. This is a special time for “grown-ups” only and a perfect relaxing time to see the butterfly show.
Registration required at: https://krohn.cincyregister.com/crafts

Krohn Marketplace Weekend
Saturday, May 13 and Sunday, May 14 9am – 5pm
Local vendors and artists will be selling a variety of earth-friendly products. The early morning hour with the butterflies is a great to visit the butterflies with your family.

Mother’s Day
Sunday, May 14 10 am – 5 pm
Bring Mom to the Butterfly Show. Moms get in for 1/2 price!

Photographer Nights
Monday, May 15 5:30 – 7:30pm
Sponsored By K& R Photographics
$12 per person (price includes unlimited admission pin)
Photographers and tripods welcome! Come get great shots of our butterflies after regular show hours.

Family Nights: Butterfly Pajama Parties
Wednesday, May 17 5:00 – 8pm
Visit the butterflies after regular show hours. This special time is filled with family fun activities and crafts for all ages. Family Yoga will be offering brief family-friendly yoga poses and Juice Plus and Tower Garden will be on hand with a small display offering families info/samples of these nutrition resources.


The Cincinnati Children’s Theatre Character Day at Krohn
Saturday May 20 1-3 pm
Volunteers from Cincinnati Children’s Theater will be helping at the doors all day and special storybook characters will be stopping by to greet and entertain the younger visitors at the Butterfly Show.

Photographer Nights
Monday, May 22 5:30– 7:30pm
Sponsored By K& R Photographics
$12 per person (price includes unlimited admission pin)
Photographers and tripods welcome! Come get great shots of our butterflies after regular show hours.

Watercolor Wednesdays
Wednesday, May 24 5 – 7:30pm
Adults only. $15 per person includes one drink ticket and supplies
Learn how to create watercolor butterflies with art instructor Lisa Curran. Enjoy a glass of wine while you paint and enjoy fun times with friends.(Beginner level-no previous experience required) Pre-registration required. (No coupons, pins or passes apply.) Register at: https://krohn.cincyregister.com/watercolorwednesday1

Memorial Day
Monday – May 29 10am – 5pm
All active military and veterans get FREE admission!

Family Nights: Butterfly Pajama Parties
Wednesday, May 31 5:00 – 8pm
Visit the butterflies after regular show hours. This special time is filled with family fun activities and crafts for all ages. Family Yoga will be offering brief family-friendly yoga poses and Juice Plus and Tower Garden will be on hand with a small display offering families info/samples of these nutrition resources.

Cincinnati Pepper Club Sale
Saturday, June 3 10am – 3pm
It’s going to be HOT, HOT, HOT at Krohn! Hundreds of peppers will be for sale including some very unique varieties and some VERY HOT peppers. Come early as some varieties will sell out.

Science Geek Week!
Monday – Thursday, June 5-8 10am – 2pm
Come celebrate the kick-off of summer with lots of fun at Krohn. Each day there will be a special activity for the kids like carnival games, ice cream, sidewalk chalk or sprinklers (weather permitting).

Watercolor Wednesdays
Wednesday June 7 5 – 7:30pm
Adults only. $15 per person includes one drink ticket and supplies.
Learn how to create watercolor butterflies with art instructor Lisa Curran.. Enjoy a glass of wine while you paint and fun times with friends. (Beginner level-no previous experience required) Pre-registration required. (No coupons, pins or passes apply.) Register at: https://krohn.cincyregister.com/watercolorwednesday2

Breakfast with Butterflies
Saturday – June 10 8:30 -10am
Adults $12 Children $6 (5-12years) (Ages 4 and under FREE)
Enjoy a nice continental style breakfast while getting a sneak peek of the butterflies for the day! (Pre-registration required. No purchase at the door. Unlimited admission pin not valid at this event) Register at: https://krohn.cincyregister.com/breakfast

Family Nights: Butterfly Pajama Parties
Wednesday, June 14 5:00 – 8pm
Visit the butterflies after regular show hours. This special time is filled with family fun activities and crafts for all ages. Family Yoga will be offering brief family-friendly yoga poses and Juice Plus and Tower Garden will be on hand with a small display offering families info/samples of these nutrition resources.

Father’s Day
Sunday, June 16 10 am – 5 pm
It’s the last day of the Butterfly show. Dads get in for 1/2 price!