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
Koi fish feeding in the Conservatory. Learn about our Koi fish and how unique they are. Find out who “Hoover” is and his important role. FREE WITH ADMISSION.
Every 2nd and 4th Thursday
BW’s Bug Club (in Theater) – 11:00 am
Children can learn about amazing insects in this fun story time and educational lesson geared for children. It could be amazing Walking Sticks, Giant African Millipede, amazing beetles or something more amazing. BW Specialist staff will educate children of all ages about these fascinating creatures. FREE WITH ADMISSION.
Reptile Encounter Talk (in Theater) – 1:00 pm
Assistant Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians Charlie DePuy will introduce you to reptiles and amphibians that share the rainforest with the tropical butterflies. Watch Bennie the Ball Python climb his specialized rock wall, see how Puff the Chinese Water Dragon can purr like a kitten and see a LIVE Crocodile (skink). FREE WITH ADMISSION.
3rd Sunday of Each Month
Bee Talks at 12Noon in the Conservatory
Learn about bees and maintaining hives and lots more from our local Beekeeper Cricket Alderidge, founder of AZ Backyard Beekeepers. Visit her in our Conservatory next to the Honey Bee Exhibit. Special Q & A. Honey is available in Gift Shop for purchase. FREE WITH ADMISSION.
Reptiles Up Close!- 2:00pm
Enjoy an educational talk with Butterfly Wonderland General Curator Lindsey Meder. Learn about the many reptiles and amphibians that share the rainforest with our tropical butterflies. Interactive experience. Q & A session. 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.