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Butterfly Wings all-ages coloring contest

Posted by: Kirsten Pisto, Communications

Artists of all ages, join us in welcoming a flutter of colorful wings to Woodland Park Zoo. In celebration of the new Molbak's Butterfly Garden, we are holding a coloring contest with a few fabulous prizes. Get out your colored pencils, markers, watercolors or crayons (anything goes) and show us your most creative design. Just like butterflies, coloring can be a reflection of inner beauty, tranquility and expression. We can’t wait to see your artwork! 

If you are a member, then you've already received the summer issue of MyZoo member magazine with the coloring contest template inside. You can also download and print the template below.

Print the drawing template by clicking here. We recommend printing at 11" x 17"
Don't wait to get started, we are offering some pretty awesome prizes if you win.


Adults (13 years and older)
Grand prize winner: Tour Molbak’s Butterfly Garden with entomologist and butterfly expert Erin Sullivan and enjoy a private afternoon tea with cookies for up to six people (must prearrange tour on a mutually agreeable time and date). $50 Molbak’s Gift certificate.
Runner up: Basket of summer items from ZooStore and $25 Molbak’s Gift certificate.

Children (ages 2-12)
Grand prize winner (ages 2-6): ZooParent plush and animal adoption kit. $50 Molbak’s Gift certificate.
Grand prize winner (ages 7-12): Overnight Adevnture, Research After Dark, at the zoo for yourself and your favorite adult on August 6. $50 Molbak’s Gift certificate.
Two runners up: Woodland Park Zoo t-shirt and $25 Molbak’s Gift certificate. 

All entries must be received or postmarked by July 15, 2016.

MAIL TO Woodland Park Zoo c/o MyZoo Magazine 5500 Phinney Ave N. Seattle, WA 98103

OR DROP OFF You may deliver your artwork to any membership office, entrance gate or ZooStore at Woodland Park Zoo during zoo hours by July 15, 2016.

Photo via Nicolas Buffler.
For complete contest rules, please visit

Special thanks to Molbak's Garden + Home for supplying us with a variety of gorgeous plants for the new exhibit. Need some inspiration? Check out just a few of the creatures that will be flitting around the zoo!

Great Southern white
Pipevine swallowtail
Orange-barred sulphur
Zebra longwing
American painted lady


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Anonymous said…
Have the winners been selected?
We are going through HUNDREDS of beautiful coloring pages right now! We anticipate being able to contact winners at the end of the month and we'll announce winners at Good luck!
Anonymous said…
Have the winners been selected by now?!