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

Glass in the Garden

Limited Time

Glass Garden

Now, for a limited time, at Butterfly Wonderland, experience a very special exhibition of botanical art glass by resident artist, Newt Grover. Newt has created beautiful glass floral and foliage art. These new colorful displays were created especially for the rainforest conservatory where 3000 butterflies fly.

Adopt-A-Student Month


During the month of November, you can help fund a low-income student’s field trip by making a donation. Supported by the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit.

Fundraiser Night at Wildflower Bread Company

Wednesday, Nov. 14

5 p.m. to 8 p.m.

7001 N. Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

Visit Wildflower Bread Company in Scottsdale to have dinner and help raise money for the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit. Our staff and volunteers will be serving you! Click on the following link to sign up and bring your flyer

Christmas in the Rainforest

Begins November 23rd

Every Saturdays and Sundays and Select Days

See our beautiful 7 ft. tall Angel in the Conservatory starting Nov. 23 thru Dec. 28. Festive décor and live music with Aaron White and Scottsdale Strings – call for specific entertainment schedule.

Friday, Saturday, Sunday, November 23-25.

  • Every Saturday & Sunday, Dec 1-2, 8-9, 15-16
  • Saturday, Sunday, Monday, December 22-24
  • Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Dec 26-28

Monthly Events

Butterfly Brushstrokes – Painting Class
Nov. 3 & 17 | 10-12pm

Guests will learn to paint beautiful butterflies by local artist, Carla Keaton. Space limited to 15. Ages 12 & 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
Nov. 14 & Nov. 28 | 10-11am

For children 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!

Concert in the Conservatory
Nov. 17 | 11-4pm

Every 3rd Saturday, elevate the experience in our Conservatory with live musical performances. FREE with admission

Waking Up with Butterflies
Nov. 17 | 8:30-9:30am

Guests are invited to enjoy a quiet hour photographing the butterflies 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.

Homeschool Days
Nov. 19 & Nov. 20

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

Senior Day
Nov. 26

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. FREE with admission.

Monarch Travel Tour
Feb. 22-28,2019

Butterfly Wonderland’s Director of Education, Adriane Grimaldi will share her Monarch knowledge as a tour guide. Book your tour now! 15% of all proceeds will benefit the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation.

Pre-registration is required. Call 480.800.3000, ext. 210.

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