Overview

Butterfly Wonderland hosts many special events and programs throughout the year. You’ll find all of our special event details here.

Special Exhibition: The Very Hungry Caterpillar 50th Birthday

Mar 1st-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.

Senior Day

Monday, Feb. 25

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

Yoga in the Rainforest

Tuesday, Feb. 26

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

Monthly Events

Senior Day
Monday, Jan. 28

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

Butterfly Brushstrokes – Painting Class
Saturday, Feb. 9 and 23
9:00-11:00am

Guests will learn to paint beautiful butterflies by local artist, Carla Keaton. 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.

Story Time for Tots
Wednesday, Feb. 13 and Feb. 27
10 a.m. – 11 a.m.

Tots, ages 3-5 enjoy story time in the birthday room, including fun education, stories and crafts featuring butterflies, caterpillars and more! FREE with admission; attendees are eligible for 10% off an annual pass to enjoy story time again and again!

Waking Up with Butterflies & Reptiles (FOR TRIPODS ONLY)
Saturday, Feb. 16
8:30-9:30am; check in 8:15am

Guests with tripods are invited to enjoy a quiet hour photographing the butterflies and reptiles as they awake or catch that perfect photo of a new species. Ages 18 & up; FREE for members; $25 (general public). Pre-registration is required; call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210 to reserve.

Concert in the Conservatory
Saturday, Feb. 16
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.

Butterfly Brushstrokes – Painting Class FOR CHILDREN
Saturday, Feb. 16
9:00-11:00am

Children can learn some basic art skills while painting a beautiful butterfly by local artist, Carla Keaton. 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.

Movie Time for Tots
Thursday, Feb. 21
10am-11am

Tots, ages 3-5 enjoy an age-appropriate nature-related movie and craft activity in the birthday room! Attendees are eligible for 10% off an annual pass to enjoy movie time again and again! FREE with admission.

Butterfly Brush Strokes at Night
Friday, Feb. 22
6pm-8:30pm

Plan a creative night out with friends or date at Butterfly Wonderland with unique Painting class featuring artist Carla Keaton. 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
Saturday, Feb. 23
8:30-9:30am; check in 8:15am

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. Ages 18 & up; FREE for members; $25 (general public – includes Admission.) Pre-registration is required; call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210 to reserve.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar 50th Birthday Party Celebration (Parent/Child)
Saturday, Mar. 16
8:30-10:00am in Butterfly Wonderland Café

Come join with us as Butterfly Wonderland celebrates Eric Carle’s The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s 50th Birthday with special craft activities, breakfast treats and specialty desserts. Limit is 30. Children (ages 13 and under): $10/Adults $15. RSVP to (480) 800-3000, ext. 210.