- Flickr user Courtney Thomas
Each family who attends the release will receive their own container holding hundreds of ladybugs and can search the gardens for the perfect spot to release them.
The event is from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. with the release happening around 10 a.m. — a Volkswagen Bug painted liked a ladybug will signal the beginning of the release. In addition to the big release, the event will feature over 20 exhibits including nature displays, interactive activities, face painting, and environmental organizations set up as vendors.
Around 11:30 a.m. there will be a ladybug costume contest (!)— think red and black polka dots, antennas, and wings galore. Prizes will be awarded to the following categories: children ages three and under, ages four to six, ages seven and up, and family/group. Paid garden admission is required to attend: $20/adults, $10/kids ages six-12, free/kids five and under.