The Butterfly Farm

The Butterfly Farm, Oranjestad: Hours, Address, The Butterfly Farm Reviews: 4.5/5

The Butterfly Farm
4.5
Nature & Wildlife Areas • Farms
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8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Monday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Imagine walking through a lush tropical rain forest amidst flowers and trees, ponds and a trickling waterfall with butterflies flying overhead and all around you in their own natural paradise. This is a dream come true at The Butterfly Farm in Aruba. Within a large meshed enclosure you can see hundreds of real exotic butterflies flying freely, a beautiful display of the most spectacular species from all over the world...No need to book in advance and entrance fee includes a free return pass for the duration of your vacation! Guided tours run all day, they last for approximately 15 to 20 minutes and you are welcome to stay for as long as you like. Photography and video no problem! The Farm has a fantastic shop selling a huge selection of butterfly-related gifts and souvenirs. Refreshments are available in the shady cafes outside. Parking and restrooms on site.
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Elizabeth S
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What a lovely, relaxing, and moving experience visiting the Butterfly Farm was. In one week, I went twice, once to see what it was about -- and listen to a short talk on butterflies (the tour of about 20 minutes) and once again at the crack of dawn (7 a.m.) to see butterflies emerge from their chrysalises.

There is a little coffee and drink shop, and inside where you pay the $16 for the visit (so worth it and it covers return visits while you are in Aruba) is also a little shop of butterfly things that you don't find anywhere else. Inside the gardens are native plants and flowers, a koi fish pond, benches, little "shelters" holding chrysalises, another fish pond, and a thousand butterflies. Two pretty blue and white parakeets also make their home there.

Returning for the emerging butterflies in the morning was so worth it, too. The owner, Tony, is a scientist and speaks rapidly and comprehensively about so many thing I never knew about that were fascinating. Even the children listened with rapt attention.

I can't wait to return and bring my 6 year old granddaughter. She would be delighted.
Written March 5, 2021
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Sabrina P
London, UK6 contributions
We stopped at The Butterfly Farm on a very hot afternoon. The heat made it harder to enjoy the visit as it is really humid inside, but the tour guide was really fun and shared interesting info about the garden and the butterflies. Overall, considering the small size of the garden, I think the entry ticket is a bit too pricy but overall is nice experience if you have some free extra time to spend in Aruba
Written August 16, 2021
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Nick P
Staten Island, NY306 contributions
If you appreciate nature, you should stop by. Enjoy the color. The $16 admission is reasonable, you get a good explanation of the life cycle of the butterfly. You can walk there from the Riu and the Hilton. After the tour, you only need another 15-20 mins to walk about and see the gift shop.
Tip: stop by in the morning, apparently the butterflies are more active.
Written November 19, 2021
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Rollogan
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I was initially upset about $16 per person, till the tour started. Joshua (heavy set male with tattoos) gives great detail about the butterflies and will cut jokes along the way, in a very relaxed mannor. Being able to return again for free also makes this a quality outing. (The title indictates what we got to see and the picture proves it)
Written October 13, 2021
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Janou J
New Hope, PA300 contributions
NOTE - Best to go before 11 am. As we learned, the butterflies start to fade in the afternoon as they become 'drunk' from the nectar intake. In the morning they are flying all over the place. We were there by 9:30 for lots of activity.

Over 20 years old, this butterfly farm is often overlooked by many. Even though we've been to Aruba before, we had not made time for the 'farm.' For about $16 per person, you get a nice personal tour and great 1-hour lesson on butterflies, their life cycle, the little hatcheries, food, and varieties. Seeing them break out of the chrysalis and unraveling their wings - so cool. Many great pics to get...we got so into it that we ended up getting a framed one for our home wall. Nice shop and little refreshment area, too.
Written July 20, 2022
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Wilda
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We came here at the beginning of our vacation because we had heard you can come back with your one time ticket - it is true. We were asked how long we would be on Aruba and our ticket was made out for the whole duration of our stay! The atmosphere in the garden is so welcoming and relaxing, we went back two days later for a second round and plan to go Friday morning for the hatching!
The tour was very interesting and is offered in different languages. Taking beautiful pictures of the butterflies is very possible because they come quite close. Whenever I thought “now I have seen it all” a new beautiful butterfly turned up!
The constant chirping and gurgling from the resident budgies just adds to the flair.
All in all we spent so much longer here than we ever expected to - it was a great experience!
I would not recommend this with toddlers because of the danger to the butterflies - they can be stepped on easily and should not be touched even if they land on you. So be prepared to carry and constantly watch your child if it is too young to understand this.
Written January 23, 2020
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Heidi B
Haines City, FL23 contributions
The Butterfly Farm is a great place to visit during a trip to Aruba. I have visited several times (your admission tickets allows you repeat visits for the length of your vacation). I love seeing the many types of butterflies flitting around. Sometimes one will even land on you. There is realizing music playing in the background. The staff are knowledgeable and friendly and answer all your questions. The tour explains the life cycle of butterflies. They have boxes where the many different chrysalises hang. The gift shop is nice and a small cafe is also there. Outside of the actual butterfly farm are blooming flowers where you can bananaquits and hummingbirds feeding.
Written July 21, 2022
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Moopoo2
Duluth, MN58 contributions
The Butterfly Farm was part of a land tour we took. The guide was VERY informative and personable but if you aren't into butterflies, you might be a little bored by it as the presentation got a little long. The facility is also pretty small. So you walk in, listen to about a 20 minute presentation while watching all the butterflies fly around and then you finish walking through it which took maybe another 5 minutes. I am glad it was part of our tour but because it was, I don't know what the cost was and that would be a major deciding factor if i would recommend it. They do say you can come back again free of charge with your ticket but there is not enough to see it twice in my opinion.
Written February 2, 2020
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John M
Marco Island, FL70 contributions
What a fun diversion. Takes only a couple of hours, but it was a lot of fun. The staff is soooo in love with butterflies and the butterflies are truly beautiful. To have so many butterflies literally landing on you and checking you out is a real treat. Awesome afternoon fun.,
Written April 6, 2022
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robertdD5422BG
Trenton, Canada27 contributions
The butterfly farm is a small attraction, but well worth the time. The staff here are so knowledgable about butterflys, that we learned many things about them we never knew. This summer my backyard will be getting a butterfly bar,lol. I think the entrance fee is a bit steep, but it did give us unlimited visits at no further cost, and we did go back for a second visit.
Written February 15, 2020
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