Yoga in the Rainforest
Thursday, September 16 & Tuesday, September 21
5-6 p.m.; check in 4:45 p.m.
Bring a mat and 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 flexibility. Registration required. Click here to Register on Eventbrite.com or call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210. Ages 18 & up; $30/person. Proceeds benefits the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation, a 501c(3) organization supporting conservation-based, experiential education. (In order to comply with local SRPMIC directives, masks are required for all event guests regardless of vaccination status.)
Butterfly Brushstrokes at Night
Friday, September 17
6- 8:30 p.m.
Plan a night out with friends or date at Butterfly Wonderland. Enjoy light refreshments while learning to paint a beautiful abstract butterfly in this fun and interactive class led by artist Judith Nunez. Class held in Café. Supplies and paint provided. Registration required by September 16. Click here to register on Eventbrite.com or call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210. $30/general public; $15 for BW passholders. Proceeds benefit the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization supporting conservation-based, experiential education. (In order to comply with local SRPMIC directives, masks are required for all event guests regardless of vaccination status.)
‘GOT MILKWEED!’ SPECIAL EVENT
Monarch Butterfly Tagging Trip to Southern Arizona
Sunday, September 19
9 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Learn how to tag Monarch butterflies with Butterfly Wonderland’s Director of Education, Adriane Grimaldi! Observe Monarchs in their natural habitat as they make their way to Mexico. Learn the importance of Monarch migration and the significance of tagging this special species. Cost: $20 members; $25 for public; a portion of the proceeds goes to the Southwest Monarch Study. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. RSVP by September 15th by calling (480) 800-3000, ext. 204 where volunteers will also receive detailed directions for the meeting point (southern Arizona near Sonoita; roughly three hours south of Scottsdale). *COVID safety precautions will be taken during this tagging trip.
Magic of Music and Butterflies!
Sunday, September 19
11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Elevate the experience with beautiful music by classical violinist Jonathan Levingston as he performs live in the Butterfly Conservatory. FREE WITH ADMISSION.
BW Date Night – Painting a Butterfly!
Friday, September 24
Plan something unique for Date Night. Get a babysitter and plan a date to Butterfly Wonderland with this unique Painting class featuring artist Judith Nunez. Couples will learn to paint a beautiful abstract butterfly. All paint supplies provided. Class held in Café. Limited to 20 people in our Cafe. $30/general public; $15 for members (covers supplies). Proceeds benefit Butterfly Wonderland Foundation. Pre-registration required by Sept. 23. Click here to register on Eventbrite or call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210 to register. (In order to comply with local SRPMIC directives, masks are required for all event guests regardless of vaccination status.)
BW’s Bug Club (in Theater)
Sunday, September 26
Children can learn about amazing insects in this fun story time and educational lesson with LIVE BUGS geared for children. It could be amazing Walking Sticks, Giant African Millipede, cool beetles or something more amazing. BW Specialist staff will educate children of all ages about these fascinating creatures. FREE WITH ADMISSION
Fall Plant Sale with Botanical Event Sponsor Civano Nursery
October 16 and 17
9 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Time to get outside and replant the garden! Milkweeds! Blooming nectar plants! Take home beautiful fall plants that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees grown by the professionals at Civano Nursery at their 80-acre Sahuarita farm, Civano Growers. Civano Nursery professionals have a passion for plants, and it shows in the quality and variety they grow each season. Plant prices range from $10.95 – $28.95 with proceeds benefiting the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization supporting conservation-based, experiential education. Also available for purchase will be gorgeous hand-painted gourds, birdfeeders, and other garden/fall décor. Pick up a FREE landscape brochure to help with backyard planting.