Monarch Festival The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Monarch Festival will celebrate these most beautiful and beloved pollinators. A fun and educational event for the entire family, the Festival is open to all Zoo visitors. It will feature educational booths and activities, a monarch tagging demonstration and a migration parade. Guests are encouraged to wear their favorite pollinator costumes and accessories for the parade! The Monarch Migration Parade starts at noon at the main entry. Festooned in pollinator costumes, guests will “migrate” from Canada and the Northern United States (aka main entry of the Zoo) to the Mexican forest (aka Safari Camp) where monarchs overwinter. Purchase these fun butterfly wings at the Zoo’s gift shop! The Festival will shed light on the Zoo’s leadership and commitment to pollinator conservation in the region and all aspects of the Zoo’s Pollen Nation program.