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Goleta MOVES Program

While the trails on the Ellwood Mesa were closed, the City of Goleta began an alternative way to understand and experience the phenomenon of the overwintering Monarch Butterflies. The City, in partnership with Nature Tracks, Fish and Wildlife, the Santa Barbara Natural History Museum, and dedicated volunteers, created the Goleta MOVES (Monarch Overwintering Visual Experience Simulation) program to help children continue learning about butterflies. Click here for information on Goleta MOVES.

Butterfly Grove

The trails to the Goleta Butterfly Grove are now open. In order to protect this Environmentally Sensitive Habitat Area and the overwintering monarch butterflies, promote visitor safety, and ensure the best possible educational experience, we ask schools to register all field trips (with or without a docent) to the Goleta Butterfly Grove with the City of Goleta.

Please allow at least one hour for your visit to the Goleta Butterfly Grove (two hours for groups over 20 students). Large classes must divide into smaller groups split so no more than 20 children are in the main viewing area at a time. Field trips are limited to 40 students.

What to Expect When You Arrive

Docent Support

Schedule a Trip

Field Trip Request Form

Rules and Expectations



Diana Garcia, Docent Coordinator  or 805-961-7554