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

Member’s Only – Behind the Scenes Night

April 20 | 6pm-8:30pm

Behind the Scenes

Enjoy light refreshments, visit behind the scenes of Tropical Waters, Rainforest Reptiles exhibit and Chrysalis Emergence Lab. Observe special nighttime staff-led feeding of the sharks and stingrays. Special trivia version of the Flight of the Butterflies 3D movie.  Tickets: $10 per person benefiting the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation.

Pre-registration is required; call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210 to reserve.

Celebrate Earth Day! Unveiling of the Monarch Bottle Cap Sculpture

April 21 | 1pm

Earth Day

Hundreds of recycled bottle caps have been repurposed into a sculpture of the Monarch butterfly that will be unveiled to celebrate Earth Day! Butterfly Wonderland supports conservation and education.

For the Love of Bees Workshop

April 26 | 6-8pm

For the love of bees

Butterfly Wonderland offers a workshop teaching guests about Honey Bees and some of the challenges they are facing in our environment. Learn about these remarkable bees, beekeeping, & Honey. Guests are invited to learn about nature’s most industrious creature –  the Honey Bee – from Butterfly Wonderland Curator and Beekeeper Dayna Cooper.

Honey tasting! Sample different honey varieties from around the world and develop a discerning palette.

Honey magic! Mix together special ingredients to create a medicinal honey ointment better than anything you can purchase. All participants will take home a 2 oz. jar of honey ointment.

Free for members, $20 for the general public. Limited seating. Pre-registration required; call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210 to reserve.

Spring Butterfly Hike

April 28 | 9am-1:30pm; check in 8:45am (meet in parking lot at Butterfly Wonderland)

Butterfly Hike

Ideal for beginners, this easy hike to Sears Kay Ruins and Rackensack Canyon offers viewing of Arizona’s spring butterflies. Bring a sack lunch, camera, hat, water, sunscreen and comfortable hiking shoes. $10 per person.

Pre-registration is required; call 480.800.3000, ext. 210 to reserve.

Teacher Appreciation Week

May 7-11

Teachers get 10% off admission when they show their School ID badge. Come check out what an amazing field trip this could be for your classroom.

Mother’s Day

May 13 | 9am-5pm

Celebrate Mother’s Day amongst 3,000 butterflies. Mothers receive $3 off admission at Butterfly Wonderland and a special gift for the first 200 to arrive. Enjoy special music from Scottsdale Strings Quartet from 11am to 3pm in the Conservatory.