Brazos Valley Museum Benefit Takes Flight With Butterfly Release

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Pre-purchase a butterfly to release on July 28 to raise funds for the Museum of Natural History’s matching Denise Fries 50th Birthday Celebration.The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History will present a live painted lady butterfly release at 10am Saturday, July 28. Butterflies will be pre-sold for $20 each prior to the event. All proceeds benefit the Museum and will be used to match a $5,000 grant awarded to the Museum from Denise Fries of Fries Financial Services as part of her 50th Birthday Celebration in cooperation with the Community Foundation of the Brazos Valley. 

Come to the Museum at 9am to check in and enjoy refreshments, and take this opportunity to view the museum’s new Observation Bee Hive in the Museum’s Discovery Room. A few minutes before 10am, live butterflies will be passed out to participants and released on the front lawn of the museum.  

Butterflies are limited, so don’t delay!  Butterflies will also be sold on the day of the event, if any are left. Don’t miss a chance to honor Denise Fries for all of her many contributions to our community, to support the only natural history museum in a 100-mile radius, and to make a special wish as you release your butterfly.

Whoever purchases the most butterflies (more than one may be purchased) also wins the honor of naming the Queen Bee in our new Observation Bee Hive!

The Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History is committed to promoting science, and cultural and natural history with the integration of art in exhibits and educational programs.  The museum is open to visitors Tuesday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Regular Museum Admission fees: adults $5; seniors/students/children $4; members and children 3 and under are free. The purchase of a butterfly also gives you free admission to the Museum on July 28. 

For more information and to purchase your butterfly by credit card, call the museum at (979) 776-2195, or you may send a check to their address:  Brazos Valley Museum of Natural History, Butterfly Release, 3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan, Texas 77802. For more information on the museum’s progams and hours, visit