NEW! Special Guided Tour at Butterfly Wonderland

Every Friday (Space is limited!)

1-3 pm

Take a special Guided Tour around Butterfly Wonderland. The Tour includes a guide throughout your whole experience, a butterfly release, behind the scenes visit inside the Rainforest Reptile Lab, interactive bug talks (including a chance to eat bugs!), viewing of the 3D movie, and opportunities to engage with an expert in the chrysalis gallery and conservatory to discuss topics such as butterfly behaviors and the role of bees as pollinators. Tickets: $8 for adults/$5 for children (ages 3-12), in addition to General Admission ticket. Tours are limited to 20 people and are held every Friday from 1-3pm.

Butterfly Treasures Gift Shop


9am – 5pm

Visit our Butterfly Treasures Gift Shop for that special gift! Adult & children apparel, fine artisan jewelry, toys and collectors’ items for the “butterfly lover in all of us.”

Kids Time: Critters & Crafts

Wednesday, Jan. 8 | 10 – 11am

Thursday, Jan. 16 | 4 – 5pm

Especially for preschool through 3rd grade children, get an up close and personal look at one of our many bugs we have. Education Specialist Vicki Smith will also have a fun and educational story time and craft activity. Meet in Multi-Purpose Room. FREE with admission; attendees are eligible for 10% off a Butterfly Wonderland annual pass to enjoy this fun activity time again and again!

Native American Cultural Experience Days

Saturday, Jan. 11 and 18 | 11am – 2pm

Enjoy local Salt River Pima Maricopa Indian community artist Alice Manuel as she demonstrates how to weave Native American baskets. She will share information about the art of basket weaving and its significance to their culture. Ambassadors the SRPMIC Community will be on hand to share about cultural traditions and history. Native American dancers will be in the courtyard Jan. 11 and Jan. 18 from 11 am to 2 pm. Join us Jan. 18 for Native American flute and guitar music by Aaron White who will be in Conservatory from 11 am to 2 pm. FREE with Admission.

Butterfly Brushstrokes – Painting Class FOR CHILDREN

Saturday, Jan. 11 | 10am – 2pm

Children can learn some basic art skills while painting a beautiful butterfly by local artist, Alex Simonet. Space limited to 15. Geared for ages 8 to 17; $15/general public; $20/adults. Free for members. Class does not include Admission to Butterfly Wonderland. Pre-registration required; RSVP by Jan. 10. Call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210 to reserve.

Date Night @ Butterfly Wonderland

Friday, Jan. 17 | 6 – 8:30pm

Enjoy light refreshments and the showing of the full-length version of Flight of the Butterflies movie in our full-screen theater. Tickets: $35 per couple. Pre-registration is required; RSVP by Jan. 16; call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210 to reserve.

Butterfly Brushstrokes at Night

Friday, Jan. 24 | 6 – 8:30pm

Plan a creative night out with friends or date at Butterfly Wonderland with unique Painting class featuring artist Michael Danebread. 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; RSVP by Dec .12. Call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210 to reserve.

Waking Up with Butterflies with Volunteer Tommy Tucker

Saturday, Jan. 25 | 8:30am-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 your favorite reptile or butterfly. Volunteer Tommy Tucker will be on hand to answer questions. Ages 18 & up; FREE for members; $30 (general public – Includes Admission.) Pre-registration is required; call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210 to reserve.

Travel with Butterfly Wonderland to Mexico!

February 21 – 27, 2020

Mark your calendar for an amazing trip with Butterfly Wonderland to visit the Monarch Overwintering Sites in Mexico Feb. 21-27, 2020. This is a bucket list kind of trip. See millions of Monarchs in the oyamel forest trees in Mexico, visit beautiful cathedrals in Mexico City, and tour beautiful botanical gardens. Click on this link for more details. For more information, contact Adriane Grimaldi at

Monthly Events

Christmas in the Rainforest
Nov. 29 through Dec. 28

9am – 5pm

Celebrate the holidays rainforest-style at Butterfly Wonderland’s Christmas in the Rainforest event beginning on Black Friday (November 29) and continuing until December 28. Christmas in the Rainforest combines festive holiday elements with thousands of colorful butterflies from around the world in the largest glass conservatory in the country. Check out the full event details here!

Music and Butterflies
Sunday, Jan. 12

11am – 3pm

Elevate the experience with beautiful music by classical violinist Jonathan Levingston as he performs live in the Butterfly Conservatory. FREE with admission.

Homeschool Days
Monday & Tuesday, Jan. 13 & 14

Reserve your Homeschool students for a field trip and special pricing on these days by clicking here. Pre-registration is required.

Concert in the Conservatory
Saturday, Jan. 18

Every 3rd Saturday, elevate the experience in our Conservatory with live musical performance by Aaron White. FREE with admission.

Butterfly Brushstrokes – Painting Class
Saturday, Jan. 25
10am – 12pm

Guests will learn to paint beautiful butterflies in abstract style by local artist Michael Danebread. Space limited to 15. Ages 12 & up; $20/general public; free for members. Class does not include Admission to Butterfly Wonderland.  Pre-registration required by Dec. 20; call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210 to reserve.

Senior Day
Monday, Jan. 27

A day that is dedicated to Senior learning and entertainment. Special talks all day from our knowledgeable curators. FREE with admission.