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.
Celebrate Mom – Special Mother’s Day Discount!
Sunday, May 8
Create amazing memories with Mom at Butterfly Wonderland this Mother’s Day where the butterflies are as beautiful as she is! Butterfly Wonderland celebrates all the amazing Mothers with a special $3.00-off discount on Mom’s One-Day Ticket and while supplies last, a special Monarch butterfly gift! Discount valid at the Butterfly Wonderland Ticket Window (in-person) only and only on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 8.
The Magic of Music and Butterflies
Sunday, May 15
11am – 2pm
Take a stroll through the butterfly conservatory surrounded by gorgeous tropical butterflies dancing to the irresistible sounds from classical violinist, Jonathan Levingston. FREE WITH ADMISSION.
Yoga in the Rainforest
Tuesday, May 17 & Thursday, May 26
5:15-6:15pm; check in 5:00pm
Nothing compares to Yoga in the Rainforest! Try this amazing class surrounded by thousands of gorgeous butterflies. This hour-long session will guide guests through a series of yoga poses that help build strength and flexibility. Register via EventBrite here or call (480) 800-3000, ext. 206. Ages 18 & up; $30/person. Proceeds from the event benefit the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation.
Friday, May 20
6 – 8:30pm
Plan a night out with the girls or a special date night at Butterfly Wonderland and learn to paint a beautiful, abstract butterfly in this fun and interactive class led by artist Judith Nunez. Class held in the café. Limited to 20 people. Registration required by May 20. Register on EventBrite here, or call (480) 800-3000, ext. 206. Tickets are $30/public; $15 for Butterfly Wonderland members (covers supplies). Proceeds from the event benefit the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation.
Waking Up with Butterflies
Saturday, May 21
8:30 – 9:00am
Check in at 8:15am
Enjoy a quiet hour photographing the butterflies, birds, or reptiles. Entomologist Derek Kellogg will be available to answer questions from guests about butterflies, plants, and the rainforest environment. Ages 18 & up; $28.95 for public (includes admission). Free for members. Registration required. Call (480) 800-3000, ext. 206.
Intro to Macro Photography
Sunday, May 22
8:30am – 11:30 am (Check in-at 8:15 am in Lobby)
Butterflies are one of the most incredible subjects to photograph. In this workshop, taught by professional photographer Jonathan Cline, learn 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.
Rock Classics on Strings (Presented by Candlelight Concerts by Fever)
Friday, June 24
7pm & 9pm – Butterfly Wonderland Theater
Don’t miss hearing some of classic rock’s most legendary songs performed LIVE by an incredibly talented string quartet under the dim glow of candlelight! Join Sweetwater Strings in this unique concert as they pay tribute to the icons of rock music including Led Zeppelin, Guns n Roses, Aerosmith and more in an amazingly breathtaking setting at Butterfly Wonderland. For tickets: visit Candlelight: Rock Classics on Strings. Tickets range from $30-$60.
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 email@example.com for more information about this outstanding excursion!