Special Exhibition: The Very Hungry Caterpillar 50th Birthday

Now-Aug 31st

Butterfly Wonderland is proud to partner with Penguin Publishing and acclaimed author Eric Carle to bring this one-of-a-kind exhibition that celebrates the 50th birthday of The Very Hungry Caterpillar. This limited time exhibition will dazzle and delight guests of all ages with live caterpillar exhibits, larger than life storybook pages, photo opportunities with colorful character backdrops, special character appearances and storytimes on selected dates, and lots more. See why this lovable caterpillar has captured the hearts of millions of children across the globe as the book comes alive at Butterfly Wonderland! Learn more here.

Kids Time: Critters & Crafts

Wednesday, June 12

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Especially for ages 4-8, get an up close and personal look at one of our many insects or bugs we have. Education Specialist Vicki Smith will also have a fun and educational craft activity. Meet in Multi-Purpose Room. FREE with admission; attendees are eligible for 10% off an annual pass to enjoy this fun activity time again and again!

Date Night @ Butterfly Wonderland

Friday, June 14

6pm-8:30pm

Make it a date! Take your favorite person on a date to enjoy light refreshments and the showing of the full-length version of Flight of the Butterflies movie in our full-screen theater. Tickets: $35 per couple. Pre-registration is required; call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210 to reserve.

Father’s Day at Butterfly Wonderland

Sunday, June 16

9am-6pm

Celebrate Father’s Day amongst 3,000 butterflies. Fathers receive $3.00 off admission at Butterfly Wonderland.

Butterfly Wonderland Summer Coloring Contest

June 1 thru June 21

Butterfly Wonderland invites your child to participate in the Butterfly Coloring Contest for a chance this summer to win a $50 Visa Gift Card.
Let your child work their artistic magic – Five coloring pages to choose from. One entry per child. Winning selections will be displayed in our hallway. Contest begins June 1 with the deadline Friday, June 21. New contest begins in July. Templates are available at www.butterflywonderland.com – under Special Events. We will announce the winner on Saturday, June 29 at 1 p.m. for June entries.

Contest Rules

  • Pictures must be colored entirely by the participant. One entry per child. Please make sure to either mail them in or drop the off to Guest Services. No scanned entries will be accepted.
  • Pictures must be colored with crayons, colored pencils or markers. One winner from each age group will be selected: ages 7-9, 10-12, 13-16.
  • Write child’s first name and age on front of coloring sheet and on back, please list parent name and phone number.
  • Entries will be judged on creativity and coloring skill. For more information, call 480-800-3000, ext. 204. Coloring contest entries can be dropped off or mailed to: Attn: Coloring Contest, Butterfly Wonderland, 9500 E. Via de Ventura, Suite F100, Scottsdale, AZ 85256.

Butterfly Brush Strokes at Night

Friday, June 28

6pm-8:30pm

Plan a creative night out with friends or date at Butterfly Wonderland with unique Painting class featuring artist Michael Danebread. Guests will learn to paint a beautiful butterfly. All paint supplies provided. Limited to 25 people. $25/general public; free for members. Light refreshments served. Pre-registration required; call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210 to reserve.

Waking Up with Butterflies featuring Butterfly Volunteer Tommy Tucker

Saturday, June 29

8:30-9:30am; check in 8:15am

Waking Up with Butterflies featuring Butterfly Volunteer Tommy Tucker
Guests are invited to enjoy a quiet hour photographing the butterflies and reptiles as they awake or catch that perfect photo of a new species. Ask your butterfly or reptile questions to our volunteer Tommy Tucker. Ages 18 & up; FREE for members; $25 (general public – includes Admission.) Pre-registration is required; call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210 to reserve.

Monthly Events

Kids Summer Coloring Contest
June 1 thru June 21
Entries dropped off or mailed to Butterfly Wonderland

Butterfly Wonderland invites your child (ages 7 thru 17) to participate in a fun Coloring Contest for a chance for your child to win a $50 Visa Gift Card. Let your child work their artistic magic – four coloring pages to choose from. One entry per child per month. The butterfly can be colored any way you like – crayons, colored pencils or markers. Entries will be judged on creativity/coloring skill. Entries will be displayed in our building, so please make sure to either mail it in or drop it off to Guest Services. Contest begins June 1 with the deadline Friday, June 21. New contest will take place in July. Templates are available at www.butterflywonderland.com – under Special Events. We will announce the winner on Saturday, June 29 at 1 p.m. for June entries.

Yoga in the Rainforest
Thursday, June 6 and Tuesday, June 18
5:30-6:30pm; check in 5:15pm

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.

Butterfly Brushstrokes – Painting Class
Saturday, June 8
9:00-11:00am

Guests will learn to paint beautiful butterflies by local artist, Michael Danebread. 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.

Concert in the Conservatory
Saturday, June 15
11am-3pm

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

Kids Time: Critters & Crafts
Thursday, June 20
1pm to 2pm

Especially for ages 4-8, get an up close and personal look at one of our many insects or bugs we have. Education Specialist Vicki Smith will also have a fun and educational craft activity. Meet in Multi-Purpose Room. FREE with admission; attendees are eligible for 10% off an annual pass to enjoy this fun activity time again and again!

Butterfly Brushstrokes – Painting Class FOR CHILDREN featuring Eric Carle The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Saturday, June 22
9:00-11:00am

Children can learn some basic art skills while painting a beautiful butterfly by a local artist. Space limited to 15. Geared for ages 8 to 14; $15/children general public; $20/adults; if attending with child, free for members. Class does not include Admission to Butterfly Wonderland. Pre-registration required; call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210 to reserve.

Celebrate BUGS!!!
Sunday, June 23
11am-3pm

Stop by the craft activity table in the café to make a bug, color or design your very own hungry Caterpillar. Education Department staff member will be on hand to assist your little one in these free craft activities and answer questions about our fun bugs! FREE with admission.

Senior Day
Monday, June 24

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