Hours

Butterfly Wonderland is open 365 days a year.

Butterflies love the sunshine and are most active between 9am-3pm.
The Conservatory closes at 5:30pm.

Current hours this week

  • Monday9 am – 6 pm
  • Tuesday9 am – 6 pm
  • Wednesday9 am – 6 pm
  • Thursday9 am – 6 pm
  • Friday9 am – 6 pm
  • Saturday9 am – 6 pm
  • Sunday9 am – 6 pm

Tickets

You may exit and re-enter the Butterly Wonderland throughout the day to enjoy the restaurants, shops, and entertainments at OdySea in the Desert.


Daily Schedule

Monday – Friday

9:30 am
Aquatic Feedings
Koi fish feedings
Conservatory
11:00 am
Aquatic Feedings
Stingray and shark feedings
Tropical Waters
2:00 pm
Rainforest Reptile Talks
A talk about all of the wonderful reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods
Rainforest Reptile Room
3:30 pm
Aquatic Feedings
Stingray and shark feedings
Tropical Waters

Saturday – Sunday

9:30 am
Aquatic Feedings
Koi fish feedings
Conservatory
10:00 am
Children’s Face Painting
From a delicate butterfly, to a slinky snake, children love our creative face painting.
FREE with admission until 4:00 pm
11:00 am
Aquatic Feedings
Stingray and shark feedings
Tropical Waters
2:00 pm
Rainforest Reptile Talks
A talk about all of the wonderful reptiles, amphibians, and arthropods
Rainforest Reptile Room
2:30 pm
Bee Talks
Entomologist and horticulturist Dayna Cooper informs guests on the important topics surrounding bees
Honey Bee Exhibit
3:30 pm
Aquatic Feedings
Stingray and shark feedings
Tropical Waters

Monthly Events

Back to School Supply Drive
August 4 – 25

Bring a bag of much needed school supplies (pencils, notebooks, markers, crayons, hand sanitizers, etc.) to Butterfly Wonderland and receive $3.00 off an admission at Butterfly Wonderland. Supplies benefit local Title One low-income schools in need and the Butterfly Wonderland 501c3 Foundation.

Butterfly Brushstrokes – Painting Class
August 11 & 25 | 10-12pm

Guests will learn to paint beautiful butterflies by local artist, Carla Keaton. Space limited to 15. Ages 15 & up; $20/general public; free for members. Class does not include Admission to Butterfly Wonderland. Pre-registration required; call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210 to reserve.

Music and Butterflies
August 12 | 11am-3pm

Elevate the experience with Native American musician Lathaniel White as he performs live in the lobby.

FREE with admission.

Yoga in the Rainforest
August 14 & 23 | 5:30-6:30pm

Practice yoga surrounded by thousands of butterflies. This hour-long class will guide guests through a series of yoga poses that help you build strength and gain flexibility. Ages 18 & up; $20/person.

Pre-registration required.  Visit EventBrite.com to register or call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210.

Movie Time for Tots
August 16 | 10-11am

Tots, ages 2-5 enjoy an age-appropriate nature-related movie in the birthday room!

Attendees are eligible for 10% off an annual pass to enjoy movie time again and again! FREE with admission.

Butterfly Brushstrokes – For Children
August 18 | 10-12pm

Children can learn some basic art skills while painting a beautiful butterfly by local artist, Carla Keaton. Space limited to 15. Geared for ages 8 to 17; $15/general public; free for members. Class does not include Admission to Butterfly Wonderland.

Pre-registration required; call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210 to reserve.

Concert in the Conservatory
August 18 | 11-3pm

Every 3rd Saturday, elevate the experience in our Conservatory with live musical performance by Aaron White. FREE with admission.

OdySea Aquarium and Butterfly Wonderland Educator Night
August 21 | 5-8:30pm

See what an amazing and educational field trip Butterfly Wonderland can be for your classroom. Lakeshore Learning will be on site to offer craft ideas for butterfly, reptile and amphibian and rainforest themes.  Learn info on how to book a field trip. Teachers can win gift baskets. Check out our amazing curriculum that meets AZ State Standards for Science. RSVP at EventBrite.com. Event is reserved for teachers only; ID required.

Story Time for Tots
August 22 | 10-11am

Tots, ages 2-5, enjoy story time in the birthday room, including fun education, stories and crafts featuring butterflies, caterpillars and more!
FREE with admission; attendees are eligible for 10% off an annual pass to enjoy story time again and again!

Waking up with Butterflies
August 25 | 8:30-9:30am check in 8:15am

Guests are invited to enjoy a quiet hour photographing the butterflies and reptiles from 8:30-9:30 in the quiet of the morning to catch that perfect photo of a new species as they awake.
Ages 18 & up; FREE for members; $25 (general public – Includes Admission.) Pre-registration is required; call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210 to reserve.

Senior Day
Last Monday Every Month | All Day

A day that is dedicated to Senior learning and entertainment. Special talks all day from our knowledgeable curators. No school field trips booked on Senior day.