Giveaway: Win Free Admission for 4 to “Wings of Fancy” at Brookside Gardens!

Discover the whimsical world of butterflies at the annual Wings of Fancy Live Butterfly and Caterpillar Exhibit at Brookside Gardens!

The seasonal display features hundreds of live butterflies from all over the world, as they flutter and glide throughout the conservatory. Witness their amazing metamorphosis on display, from tiny chrysalis to flying beauty. Learn firsthand how these magnificent creatures play an integral role in establishing healthy ecosystems and how to create a healthy environment that supports the butterfly life cycle.

Wings of Fancy will be on display at Brookside Gardens through September 16, 2018. Hours are 9am – 5pm until June 30. From July 1 – August 30, it will be open 9am – 1pm on weekdays, and 9am – 5pm on weekends. From September 1-16, hours will return to 9am – 5pm. Tickets are $8/age 13+, $5/age 3-12, free/2 & under. You can also try to win them through the giveaway below!

Read more about the wonderful exhibit in this KFDC post and view scenes from our visit there last summer.

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Giveaway: For a chance to win a Family 4-Pack of tickets to the Wings of Fancy exhibit at Brookside Gardens, simply leave a comment below telling me what activity you and the kids enjoyed most over Memorial Day weekend. Get an extra chance to win by entering on the KidFriendly DC Facebook Page, too! This giveaway will run through Wednesday, June 6, 2018, then a winner will be drawn at random and notified shortly thereafter. Good luck!

This post is sponsored by Montgomery Parks, however, I only promote programs, places, and events that I genuinely believe in and think would appeal to KFDC readers.


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107 Responses to Giveaway: Win Free Admission for 4 to “Wings of Fancy” at Brookside Gardens!

  1. Chasity Rainey

    We enjoyed our local playground and Splash park. (Macomb Rec Center)

  2. Laura

    We took a day trip up to Gettysburg and enjoyed the historic area.

  3. Liz

    My little girl would love this!

  4. Annie

    Sesame place!

  5. Diana

    We enjoyed looking at the art at the Baltimore museum of art

  6. Jean Louise Holman


  7. Dustee

    We grilled dinner together! Picnicking is the best!

  8. LMartinez

    The best activity we enjoy doing during Memorial weekend is celebrating my husband services in the military & picking strawberries. 🙂

  9. Kinny

    Huntley Meadow

  10. Amy

    Lots of baseball games, spending time with family and the pool!

  11. david

    the Memorial Day parade

  12. Jenny Han

    We loved getting together with friends and family for a casual BBQ. Also 1st swim of the summer!

  13. Definitely taking my kids to the W. W monuments and teaching them about the sacrifices our soldiers have made for this country. Then visiting their grandfather amomg many others at the Arlington cemetery.

  14. Alexis Robbins

    We went to the beach.. it was great to put my toes in the sand and see the joy on the kids faces playing in ocean and on the beach.

  15. Nicole

    Going to the pool!

  16. Lynice

    My kids love water! So enjoying the day grilling and splashing at Sandy Point Beach was a perfect way for my family to celebrate the holiday!

  17. Kaui Wilson

    We love our annual tradition of staying local and going to ViVa! Vienna and riding the carnival rides.

  18. Taking my kids to the W.W monument and teaching them about the sacrifices our soldiers have done. Then visiting their grandfathers grave at the Arlington cemetery among visiting other families there.

  19. Rebecca

    We had a great time riding bikes around the neighborhood with a new biker in the family..

  20. Wen

    We enjoyed water ballon fights! We stayed local this holiday and had so much fun in our backyard.

  21. SCarlock

    We had a fabulous time celebrating my cousin’s graduation family and friends.

  22. Leah

    We loved going to our first parade as a family in Rockville on Memorial Day, despite having two cases of undiagnosed strep!

  23. Kelly Jerome

    We loved spending time at our neighbirhood pool & getting ice cream cones.

  24. Danielle

    We went camping over Memorial Day weekend at Burke Lake.

  25. Lane Windham

    We saw Waitress at the National Theatre and loved it!

  26. Kate Spigler

    We spent a few days at our pool that opened. We had a great time with friends.

  27. Sara Newell-Perez

    First swim of the season!

  28. Adrienne

    We went for a hike in Greenbelt National Park 🙂

  29. Robert Millwater

    being by the water in Southern Maryland and being with friends

  30. Katherine M Murray

    We went on a family hike at Cunningham Falls State Park and it was so much fun!

  31. Kathleen Riley

    We explored a new playground in our Reston neighborhood.

  32. Jackie

    Splash park!!!

  33. Daniela Moreno

    We went to North Beach, Md (first time going). Had a great time and wilm definitely go back.

  34. Carrie Treagy

    Cirque du Soleil then having a cookout with friends who have a son the same age as ours.

  35. Keely

    We enjoyed lots of pool time!

  36. Mariya

    We really wanted to go to the pool, but didn’t make it before the rains came through. We played laser tag instead.

  37. Lisa Dreisigmeyer

    We went camping at Deep Creek Lake and tried stand-up paddle boarding for the first time! It was awesome!

  38. Angela Hendershot

    We loved hanging out in the hammock together

  39. Clara

    Family movie.

  40. Gemma Mills

    This patt weekend we spent time with family that we never get to see. My kids enjoyed spending time with their new baby cousin and big brother as my husband prepared a crab/crawfish boil. Which was fantastic. Everyone was full and we all enjoyed ouselves. The kids also had a blast at the pool which they were anticipating the opening.

  41. Jennifer W

    We finally tried out Badlands in Rockville (rainy day activity). What an amazing space. Love that it feels like an indoor space for parents to play with their kids. Lots of adults joining in.

  42. Danielle

    The whole family most enjoyed the couple of hours we spent at the local rec center pool! It was so much fun. We’ll definitely go lots over the summer.

  43. Sarah Puro

    Pool and picnic!

  44. Nikki

    We all enjoyed laser tag with friends and then grabbing lunch afterwards. Kids loved it☺️

  45. Holly Wetzel

    We watched turtles and fish at Huntley Meadows, went to the farmers market and checked out some new-to-us playgrounds in Alexandria.

  46. Sonia Mena

    Pool and BBQ.

  47. Leslie

    We had a very low key weekend and just spent time at home with family.

  48. Monique

    We loved spending time in the backyard playing with a ball.

  49. Jessica

    Cookout with friends including water balloon fight!

  50. Katie Francis

    We love butterflies! Especially Blue Monarchs!

  51. Laura

    We really enjoyed strawberry picking at Shlagel Farm! A tradition with a milkshake!

  52. Peter Vassalo

    Going to the pool!

  53. PO

    Favorite activity this weekend was looking for pillbugs and checking on tadpoles in rock creek park!

  54. Sandy

    Opening of the pool for us

  55. Melissa Low

    We traveled to Deep Creek Lake in MD, and enjoyed a family 5k trail run together – benefiting the local library! Next, we visited Herrington Manor State Park with its adorable beach and swimming area. So much fun!

  56. Jen Robertson

    We went camping and took the kids to Gettysburg. I loved that my oldest was finally into the history of Gettysburg

  57. Maria Alvarez

    Our girl wanted to volunteer at Arlington National Cemetery to lay flowers to honoring on Memorial Day weekend. We were humbled by the experience of laying a flower in every grave.

  58. erinmalia

    My boys loved Six Flags, even in the misty, almost rain!

  59. Rikki Arocha Dyer

    Our family loves to visit the parks and grill out during the Memorial Day weekend.

  60. Uzma Hareem Khan

    The kids love watching the parade

  61. Thuy Hoang

    We went to see Rolling Thunder and also the Memorial Day parade.

  62. Lori S

    We had an amazing time at the beach and good weather too!!!

  63. Susan

    Two trips to Home Depot! Little guy loves seeing the forklifts, fans, and smoke detectors…

  64. Ben Oxley

    Breaking in the summer season with a trip to the pool! So much fun, lucky to have a nice day on Saturday!

  65. Michael J Stirratt

    We enjoyed a wonderful weekend in Shenandoah National Park! A very nice stay at Skyland Lodge, with mountain hikes and pony rides.

  66. Jennifer Wallace

    Over Memorial Day weekend we went to see the Water Circus (Cirque Italia) at the Fairgrounds in Gaithersburg. The girls had so much fun. And were so amazed by all the tricks!

  67. Colleen

    First visit to our neighborhood pool for the summer.

  68. Shirley

    We went to Rehoboth Beach!

  69. RY

    We enjoyed family time!

  70. Ade

    Bbq and pool!

  71. Brent allen


  72. Tara

    Splashing in a creek and spending time outdoors.

  73. Carla Jurewicz

    With back to back BBQs over the weekend it was nice to stay in our PJs Monday and just hangout together as a family.

  74. Mel

    A family bbq!

  75. Karen

    strawberry picking!

  76. Alison

    Memorial Day Parade and Festival!

  77. Chavon

    Watching the kids play in the sand at Wrightsville Beach, NC.

  78. Pallavi

    We hosted a red/white/blue themed BBQ in our backyard for family and friends – that was what we enjoyed the most over the Memorial Day weekend.

  79. Sandra

    My daughter and her 2 best friends set up their first lemonade stand. So cute and fun to watch. Thanks

  80. Laura Casperson

    🐶 puppy party with friends! Splash park! Kent Island! Backyard camping!

  81. KC Kwon

    BBQ with friends! Strawberry picking and making strawberry pie!

  82. elyse

    we went to rehoboth beach for the day! the drive was long but the waves were worth it!

  83. Sarah

    We went to Viva Vienna thanks to your post!

  84. Colleen Graf

    I enjoyed some one on one time at the zoo with my 3 year old who is adjusting to life with a 4 month old sister! We both needed the time to reconnect just the two of us.

  85. Nicole L.

    We enjoyed family movie night.

  86. kc bastin

    enjoyed pool and some grilled dinner

  87. Veronique Dufresne

    We enjoyed going to Cabin John and seeing Sleeping Beauty at Glen Echo Park.

  88. Fernando Santiago

    Family Mini Golf rules!!!!

  89. Fernando Santiago

    We love road trips!

  90. Soyboy

    Hanging out with family and friends!

  91. Joyce

    The magic show at Viva Vienna!

  92. Emily

    We went to the Annmarie sculpture garden (on your recommendation) and loved it!

  93. Lori

    We went to Hershey Park! Not sure if the kids like the park more or the chocolate world!

  94. Suzanne

    We went down to Flag Ponds Nature Beach on Monday in the mist and found a bunch of shark teeth fossils. We loved it!

  95. Maureen Luckett

    We spent a wonderful weekend in Lancaster exploring the oldest farmers market in the nation and going to Dutch Wonderland. Such an easy drive from the DC Metro area!

  96. Christie

    yard work and a friend’s birthday party!

  97. Stephanie Crist

    We took our toddler and our baby to The Georgetown waterfront. My parents took me there as a child so it was great to take my kids. And thanks to their early morning wake ups we scored the best parking spot I’ve ever had.

  98. Erin

    We enjoyed the Franciscan Monastery-beautiful grounds!

  99. Emily

    We went camping outside of Shenandoah National Park – an adventure, for sure!

  100. Beth

    We kicked off outdoor pool season with the grandparents!

  101. Mafe

    Going swimming! Is great on memorial weekend

  102. Cynthia

    My grandchildren (7 & 9 yrs old) and I, along with my little dog, stayed at a pet-friendly suites hotel over the holiday weekend while their parents worked with movers to transport their home furnishings into their new home. This gave my grands and I a wonderful time to bond and hang out together. Among the hotel amenities, we particularly enjoyed the hot breakfast each morning (with no worries to wash dishes :-)) and we went swimming in the in-door pool. We had a great time.

  103. Angela Escobar

    Went to Hyper Kidz

  104. Javier Flores

    We enjoyed spending time together! A lot of trips to the park and a lot of dancing!

  105. Piper Scott

    We spent hours at our neighborhood pool over Memorial Day weekend! Finally enjoyed a break in the rain!

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