Herding Caterpillars Festival


From $5.00
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Enter the extraordinary world of the Chequered Copper Butterfly with your family! Through theatre, storytelling, virtual reality and hands-on activities, your family will discover the amazing story of the Chequered Copper Butterfly.

Hiding beneath our noses in the Adelaide Park Lands is a story that you will find hard to believe. It is a story that has taken place for thousands of years, every year, in the grasslands of Adelaide. The eggs of a tiny caterpillar are checked by common black ants and when they hatch the baby caterpillars are herded to their favourite host plant to feed. The ants shepherd the caterpillars down into their nest for rest and protection, the ants feed from the nectary gland at the end of the caterpillar. Eventually, the tubby caterpillar pupates in the ant nest and emerges as the beautiful Chequered Copper Butterfly.

Sounds incredible doesn't it! This remarkable symbiotic relationship will be brought to life during The Herding Caterpillars Festival.

This 90 minute experience includes a rendition of the Herding Caterpillars play, the VR experience, storytelling, artwork creation and much more. This event is brought to you by Butterfly Conservation SA and the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.
Don't miss the chance to bring your family to this engaging and interactive experience held within the lush indoor temperate rainforest of the Bicentennial Conservatory at the Adelaide Botanic Garden!
<p>Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)</p><p>Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)</p><p>Caters for people who use a wheelchair.</p>


Coach Parking
Non Smoking
Parents Room
Public Toilet
Shop / Gift Shop


From $5.00 to $5.00

'Community' Artwork by Gabriel Stengle


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