Book Signing and Meet & Greet with Actors Rob & Miranda Schneider

Saturday, October 1

10am to 12pm

Meet Rob & Miranda Schneider as they sign copies of “Meara’s Storytime Book” created for their movie “Daddy Daughter Trip” filmed in part at Butterfly Wonderland!  The book is available for purchase at the Butterfly Wonderland Treasures Gift Shop. Event is FREE; admission to Butterfly Wonderland is not required.

The Magic of Music and Butterflies

Sunday, October 9

11am – 2pm

Take a stroll through the Butterfly Conservatory, surrounded by gorgeous tropical butterflies dancing to the irresistible sounds from the classical violinist Jonathan Levingston. FREE with admission.

Fall Plant Sale with Botanical Event Sponsor Civano Nursery

Saturday, October 15 – 9am to 4pm
Sunday, October 16 – 9am to Noon

Get outside and plant a gorgeous butterfly garden! Milkweeds! Blooming nectar plants! Take home beautiful fall plants that attract butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. Plant prices range from $13.95 to $30.00 with proceeds benefiting the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization supporting conservation-based, experiential education. Pick-up a FREE landscape brochure or purchase beautiful hand-painted gourds and birdfeeders as well.

Guided Meditation for Beginners

Monday, October 17 & Wednesday, October 26

5:15pm – 6:15pm

Quiet the mind and relax! Join instructor Cinthia Martell with over a decade of experience as she teaches participants to access a natural state of relaxation, calmness, and serenity through this hour-long meditation practice. Class begins with a short walk through the Butterfly Conservatory but takes place among the cocoons and chrysalises in the peaceful Chrysalis Emergence Gallery. Bring a mat, water, small pillow, and wear comfortable clothing. Ages 18 & up; $30/person. Pre-registration required. Register via EventBrite here or call (480) 800-3000, ext. 206. A portion of the proceeds from this workshop supports the mission and programs of the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to conservation-based education and initiatives.

Vibration Emergence – Gong Meditation

Tuesday, October 18 & Thursday, October 27

5pm – 6pm

Take in the therapeutic benefits of gentle gong meditation in the Chrysalis Emergence Room. This hour-long class with instructor Elicia Alexander begins with a short, invigorating walk through the Butterfly Conservatory that leads to a guided session of stretches and gong meditations. Bring a mat, water, small pillow, and wear comfortable clothing. Ages 18 & up; $30/person. Pre-registration required. Register via EventBrite here or call (480) 800-3000, ext. 206. A portion of the proceeds from this workshop supports the mission and programs of the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to conservation-based education and initiatives.

Butterfly Brushstrokes at Night

Friday, October 21

6pm – 8:30pm

Special Halloween Theme! Join the spooktacular fun at this unique painting class featuring artist Judith Nunez. Guests will learn to paint a beautiful butterfly with a bit of Halloween flair! Class is held in the Café. All paint supplies provided. Space is limited. $30/public; $15 for members (covers supplies). Pre-registration required. Register via EventBrite here or call (480) 800-3000, ext. 206. All proceeds from this workshop support the mission and programs of the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to conservation-based education and initiatives.

Waking Up with Butterflies

Saturday, October 22

8:30 – 9:00am
Check in at 8:15am

Enjoy quiet time photographing the butterflies, birds, or reptiles. Entomologist Derek Kellogg will be available to answer questions from guests about butterflies, plants, and the rainforest environment inside the Conservatory. Ages 18 & up; $28.95 for public (includes admission). Free for members. Registration required. Call (480) 800-3000, ext. 206.

Children’s Butterfly Origami Class

Saturday, October 22

9:00 – 10:00am

Children aged 7 and older will learn to make beautiful origami butterflies and birds from origami instructor Makayla Palmer! Parents may stay with children if needed. Class is $10; admission to Butterfly Wonderland is not included. Space is limited. Pre-registration is required by Sept. 23. Register via EventBrite here or call (480) 800-3000, ext. 206 for more info.

Intro to Macro Photography

Sunday, October 23

8:30am – 11:30am (Check in-at 8:15 am in Lobby)

Butterflies are one of the most incredible subjects to photograph. This workshop, lead by professional photographer Jonathan Cline, teaches the basics of proper exposure (shutter speed, aperture, and ISO), how to understand and control depth-of-field, auto-focus methods, and settings for still subjects (such as butterflies!). Whether it’s close-up shots with macro lenses, to wider compositions with short- and long-range telephoto lenses, learn the benefits of each and when they should be used. Guests will leave with a stunning collection of photos!

Bring a DSLR camera or a mirrorless interchangeable lens camera. Macro and/or telephoto lenses preferred, but not required. Cost is $55 for public and $45 for members. Limit 10 in class. Register via EventBrite here.

FREE Bug Fest in the AZ Boardwalk Courtyard

Sunday, October 30

10am – 2pm

BOO! It’s Bug Fest 2022 – Halloween edition!!  This year’s fun and educational FREE community event that celebrates bugs also celebrates Halloween! Attendees are encouraged to come dressed as a favorite bug and be entered to win BIG PRIZES!! Enjoy cockroach races, Bug Zoo Station featuring an array of fascinating bugs, children’s craft activities, photo opps while holding a Madagascar Hissing Cockroach at the “Hissing Booth,” and edible insect tastings! Don’t miss magical butterfly releases at the top of each hour! The Butterfly Wonderland Foundation presents this FREE festival in appreciation of all the many-legged creatures that populate the planet. Recommended for all ages!

Art in Bloom – Floral Art Sculpture Exhibition

9am-5pm in Butterfly Conservatory

Spring has sprung at Butterfly Wonderland! Experience a unique exhibition of handmade floral sculptures displayed among thousands of beautiful butterflies as part of “Art in Bloom” in Butterfly Wonderland’s Conservatory. Capturing the movement of nature, these sculptures are handmade by local Phoenix artist Jim Holbert and were created specifically for Butterfly Wonderland. Don’t miss this distinctive and captivating blend of art and nature now at Butterfly Wonderland for a limited time.

Travel with Butterfly Wonderland to See Monarchs in Mexico!

February 17-23, 2023

Join Butterfly Wonderland Feb. 17-23, 2023, for a legendary trip to the mountains of Michoacán, Mexico where millions of grand Monarch butterflies overwinter in the magical oyamel fir forest. This remote portion of Mexico has become a sanctuary for the majestic Monarch which hibernates there before traveling north to the United States and Canada. No other place in the world hosts these amazing and wonderful creatures.

Butterfly Wonderland Director of Education, Adriane Grimaldi, along with A Closer Look Tours of Glendale, AZ, will be your hosts for this 7-day, 6-night bucket-list trip to two Mexico overwintering sites as well as exciting visits to gorgeous and unforgettable cathedrals, museums, botanical gardens and more. And thanks to the generosity of A Closer Look Tours, 15% of the proceeds from each tour booked will go directly to the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation.

If you love butterflies, travel, or adventure, don’t miss this incredible opportunity to be part of this memorable tour! Click here for more on the itinerary, or contact Adriane at Butterfly Wonderland at adriane@butterflywonderland.com for more information about this outstanding excursion!