Butterfly Wonderland is open 365 days a year.
Current hours this week
- Monday9 am – 5 pm
- Tuesday9 am – 5 pm
- Wednesday9 am – 5 pm
- Thursday9 am – 5 pm
- Friday9 am – 5 pm
- Saturday9 am – 5 pm
- Sunday9 am – 5 pm
Admission windows close one hour before closing.
Wheelchairs & Strollers
Butterfly Wonderland is a fully wheelchair-accessible facility.
Strollers are allowed throughout the building, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THE CONSERVATORY, due to fire and USDA code compliance issues. We recommend using backpacks or snugglies for very young children. Thank you for your understanding.
Koi Feedings – 9:30am
Enjoy koi fish feeding in the Conservatory every morning as aquatic experts share their knowledge about this unique and beautiful species. Meet “Hoover”, and the important role he plays in the pond that takes center stage at Butterfly Wonderland’s Conservatory! FREE WITH ADMISSION
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday
BW’s Bug Club (in Theater) – 11:00 am
It’s the coolest club in town—Bug Club!! Little ones will learn about interesting insects at this incredibly engaging and educational story time. After the story, animal experts from Butterfly Wonderland introduce the audience to multiple LIVE insects which not only heightens the coolness-factor but allows an up-close encounter with these captivating creatures which may include walking sticks, beetles, giant African millipede, or an exciting bug even more fascinating! FREE WITH ADMISSION.
Reptile Encounter Talk (in Theater) – 1:00 pm
No Reptile Encounter on Sunday, July 3 due to holiday crowds.
Join Assistant Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians Charlie DePuy as he introduces guests to some of Butterfly Wonderland’s most amazing and charismatic rainforest animal friends! Be amazed watching Bennie the Ball Python climb a rock wall and meet Draco, the most charming and charismatic Chinese Water Dragon! Special Q & A session for guests as well. FREE WITH ADMISSION.
Every Friday (June & July)
Dress-Up Day & Butterfly Release at 11am
It’s summer so let’s have some fun! Join our staff in dressing up as a butterfly or friendly bug on Fridays during June and July. Plus, we’ll be doing a special butterfly release at 11am each Friday.
3rd Sunday of Each Month
‘The Buzz About Bees’ at 1pm in the Conservatory
Learn about bees, maintaining hives and more from local Beekeeper Cricket Aldridge, founder of AZ Backyard Beekeepers. Visit her in the Conservatory at the Honeybee Exhibit. There will also be a special Q&A. Honey is available for purchase in the Butterfly Treasures Gift Shop. FREE WITH ADMISSION.
Reptiles Up Close!- 2:00pm
In this interactive experience guests will enjoy an educational talk with Butterfly Wonderland’s Reptile General Curator, Lindsey Meder. Learn about the many reptiles and amphibians that share the rainforests with tropical butterflies. Watch as she feeds the Cuvier’s Dwarf caiman hear about their behavior and diet. There will also be a Q & A session with Lindsey. FREE WITH ADMISSION.
Butterfly Wonderland is proud to be an officially designated Pal Place, which means we’ve taking steps to be more inclusive for guests with autism and other intellectual and developmental disabilities. By partnering with Pal, thanks to The Butterfly Wonderland Foundation, we created a video social story so you can see what to expect, insider tips and a sensory scale to help you plan your visit while you’re at Butterfly Wonderland.
With Pal and Butterfly Wonderland, #EveryoneGetsToGo.