NEW! June Coloring Contest Celebrates National Pollinator Month

June 1-30

Hey kids! June is National Pollinator Month, and Butterfly Wonderland is celebrating the awesome butterflies that help the world bloom! Kids ages 6-17 are invited to join the annual Summer Coloring Contest for a chance to win two free tickets to Butterfly Wonderland plus a $50 Gift Card to use at the Butterfly Wonderland Treasures Gift Shop! Entries can be dropped off at “Guest Services” or mailed to Butterfly Wonderland. Participants must choose one of four coloring pages to download below and let their imaginations fly! The page can be colored with crayons, colored pencils, or markers. All masterpieces submitted will be judged on originality/coloring skill by an official Butterfly Wonderland committee. The winner will be announced the first week of July and winning entries will be displayed at Butterfly Wonderland.

ONLY ONE ENTRY PER CHILD. Happy coloring and good luck! 🦋

NEW! Summer Storytime

June 6, 13, 20, 27

10 a.m.

Join Butterfly Wonderland for a magical adventure every Thursday in June and July in the Butterfly Theater! Dive deep into the rainforest with a NEW summer Story Time session, featuring captivating tales about butterflies and other rainforest critters. Parents and kids will embark on an exciting journey through these lively stories read by dynamic storytellers each week. Many of these delightful books will be available for purchase in the Butterfly Treasures Gift Shop. Plus, all participating children will receive a FREE nature sticker to take home! Story Time is FREE with admission.

Engineering Workshops using LEGO®

Workshops on selected days in June & July
Kids ages 7-12

Morning & Afternoon Sessions

Limit 10 kids per class!

Experience the ultimate summer adventure with Play-Well, the LEGO-inspired engineering leader, as they present LEGO Engineering Workshops at Butterfly Wonderland this June and July for kids ages 7-12. With expert instructors and extensive LEGO® collections, kids unleash their creativity, building intricate objects and exploring engineering and physics principles, fostering collaboration and fearless creativity! Admission to BW is not included. Each camper receives 1 complimentary ticket to come back to Butterfly Wonderland and a small LEGO surprise!

Find dates, times and cost with registration through Play-Well here.

Yoga in the Rainforest

Tuesday, June 25

5:15 – 6:15pm; check in 5:00pm

Yoga is back! Practice yoga in the peaceful and magical surroundings of the Butterfly Conservatory, featuring thousands of beautiful fluttering butterflies. This hour-long class will guide guests through a series of yoga poses that help build strength and gain flexibility.

Ages 18 & up; $30/person. Pre-registration required. Register on EventBrite here or call (480) 800-3000, ext. 206.

Butterfly Brushstrokes Painting Class

Friday, June 21

6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Bring a bestie or make it a date night, and embark on a creative journey at Butterfly Brushstrokes. This expertly guided, delightful painting class promises an inspiring experience as each attendee crafts their very own “butterfly Picasso” masterpiece. All materials are provided in the price, ensuring a hassle-free and enjoyable session limited to 20 people.

$30/public; $15/members (covers supplies). Pre-registration required. Register on EventBrite here or call (480) 800-3000, ext. 206.

Waking Up with Butterflies

Saturday, June 22

8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
Check-in at 8:15 a.m.

Savor a serene hour, capturing the beauty of butterflies, birds, or reptiles through the camera lens. Join Butterfly Wonderland for an exclusive opportunity as Director of Animal Care & Entomologist Derek Kellogg stands ready to address inquiries about butterflies, plants, and the captivating rainforest ecosystem. At the same time, participants capture compelling images of one of Mother Nature’s most beautiful and delicate creatures!

For people aged 18 & up, $29.95/public (includes admission). FREE for members. Registration required. Call (480) 800-3000, ext. 206. Tripods are allowed.

Monarch Butterfly Tagging Trip to Southern Arizona

Sunday, September 15 & Sunday, September 22

9am – 1pm

Join Butterfly Wonderland’s Director of Education, Adriane Grimaldi, for an extraordinary Monarch butterfly tagging adventure in Southern Arizona, near Sonoita. This hands-on experience offers a rare opportunity to witness the Monarchs’ migration to Mexico and learn the art and importance of tagging. Get up close to these magnificent creatures (and other native Arizona butterflies) and gain insights into their incredible journey. Remember to bring essentials like a hat, water, sunscreen, and a sack lunch. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to connect with nature.

Tickets: $20 for members, $25 for non-members. A portion of the proceeds support the Southwest Monarch Study. Limited space available; pre-registration is required. Register on EventBrite here. Detailed directions will be given when registering by calling (480) 800-3000, ext. 204.