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
Whimsical Wings – 11:00 am in the Conservatory
Step into a realm of wonder as Butterfly Wonderland’s Education Specialists release exquisite tropical butterflies into the Conservatory. Capture the enchanting moment with on camera as these graceful insects take their inaugural flight. Feel free to engage with the specialists, asking any questions that may pique curiosity. This captivating event is included FREE WITH ADMISSION. (*NOTE: there will not be a Whimsical Wings on Friday, 11/24.)
Stingray & Shark Feedings – 1:00 pm at the Tropical Waters Observation Pool
Dive into the captivating world of marine life with an educational Aquarist Talk and Live Feeding in the Tropical Waters gallery. Join Sara Donaldson at the Observation Pool as she unveils intriguing insights into venomous round stingrays and introduces guests to Agatha, the horn shark. Enjoy this interactive experience and take home a complimentary horn shark education card. This rare opportunity is FREE WITH ADMISSION.
Bug Talks – 3:00 pm in the Conservatory
Educational talks about our unique Spineless Giants- learn more from one of our “bug specialists” about some of the largest insects from around the world. Be amazed at tarantulas, mantises and more! FREE WITH ADMISSION. (*NOTE: there will not be a Bug Talk on Saturday, 11/25.)
Leslie the Butterfly Fairy – 11:00am – 2:00pm
Meet Leslie, the enchanting Butterfly Fairy hailing from the Flutter Forest. Visit Butterfly Wonderland for a whimsical opportunity to capture wonderful photos with Leslie as she flutters about from late morning to early afternoon! Included FREE with admission.
Every 2nd and 4th Sunday
Bug Club (in Theater) – 11:00am
Ignite curiosity in the kiddos with an engaging story time and educational session focused on fascinating insects. Butterfly Wonderland experts and animal curators will lead this captivating experience, where the little ones can learn about these incredible creatures up close. After the story time, get ready to meet LIVE insects, from walking sticks and beetles to giant African millipedes, or even more intriguing species! FREE with admission.
3rd Sunday of Each Month
‘The Buzz About Bees’ at 1pm in the Conservatory
Get ready for an un-BEE-lievable experience! Join local beekeeper and AZ Backyard Beekeepers founder, Cricket Aldridge, as she unveils the secrets of bees, hive maintenance, and more. Meet Cricket at the newly enhanced Honeybee exhibit in the Conservatory and engage in an insightful Q&A session after her presentation. Don’t miss the chance to purchase local honey from the Butterfly Treasures Gift Shop. This enlightening event is included 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.