Butterfly Wonderland

Butterfly Wonderland, Scottsdale: Hours, Address, Butterfly Wonderland Reviews: 4.5/5

Butterfly Wonderland
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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mh
Tucson, AZ37 contributions
Tourist trap. Expensive. Not worth it.
Jul 2020 • Couples
Save your money. Don't waste your time. Tourist trap. That's all this place is. Expensive. Not alot of butterflies. Our smaller botanical gardens in Tucson has a butterfly house and it has so much more to offer than this place.
Written June 14, 2021
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Teresa M
Pottstown, PA37 contributions
Educational and fun
Jun 2021
The 3-D movie on the life of a monarch butterfly was very informative. Loved experiencing the butterflies in the observatory. Fun afternoon for the price.
Written June 10, 2021
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catsmarty
Albuquerque, NM148 contributions
interesting place
May 2021
Interesting place, but not worth the money charged. It is $24.95 per person plus tax, total for 2 $54.00. You first start with a 14 minute 3D movie then you go into a room with a lot of butterflies, a couple of chickens and some other creatures. Then you can see a lot of different types of fish and amphibians. They have a gift shop and a place to buy some food. It can take 1 hour to 1 1/2 hours, depending on how long you take to look at all the creatures.
Written May 18, 2021
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Kim
Boston, MA47 contributions
A True Wonderland
May 2021
While visiting Arizona, I spent a weekend in Scottsdale to experience some attractions at the Arizona Boardwalk. The Butterfly Garden was our first stop.

The attraction limits how many people can be in at one time. During the pandemic era, masks are required inside this attraction.

We started by entering a theatre - one seat must be left open between family pods. Not exactly 6 feet of distance, but masks are required, so the risk is still low.

We viewed a 14 minute 3D movie about the life cycle of the butterfly. It was really cool. My 6 year old daughter loves butterflies and loved this film. The 3D features are not scary at all - they're just butterflies that make you want to reach out and touch them.

After the video, we were ushered into the butterfly conservatory. It is hot (there are fans). But the butterflies are everywhere. Tons of them. One of them landed on my mom and hung out with her for a bit as we moved around the conservatory.

You are not allowed to touch the butterflies or try to catch them, but if they land on you, congrats! It's an awesome photo op! There are butterflies of all shapes and sizes here, and of many gorgeous colors. There are benches everywhere to sit and watch them flutter, wait for them to come land on you.

After the conservatory, you'll find a mini aquarium! Surprise! You'll find some gorgeous fish here local to the AZ lakes and rivers, as well as a dwarf caiman! There are also some tiny beautiful colored frogs, turtles, snakes, and other reptiles. You'll even find a few insect and arachnid species, including a tarantula.

All in all, this was a fantastic experience, and I highly recommend - especially for kids and butterfly lovers alike.
Written May 11, 2021
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Kyle E
Peoria, AZ3 contributions
Beautiful Place
May 2021
Great way to spend a few hours. The Greenhouse the holds the butterflies is also well air conditioned and shaded too so don’t mind the heat.
Written May 8, 2021
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Lynda S
Suisun City, CA153 contributions
What a beautiful place
Apr 2021 • Couples
We are so glad we decided to go here. We was the 3D movie to start our visit. On to the exhibit. Butterflies everywhere, you can stay as long as you want. Taking pictures and seeking out the beautiful birds.
We finally finished up and excited and found plenty of places to eat and a lot more to do.
Written May 4, 2021
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jfd
Scottsdale, AZ1,511 contributions
Pleasantly surprised
Apr 2021
This was a delightful visit to a local attraction. It is well done and there is plenty to see from a private collection, a movie, chrysalis and how they are shipped and the open air experience itself. There is a large variety of butterflies very colorful, good for small children and adults.
Written April 29, 2021
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Richard L
Corona, CA1,208 contributions
Expensive but worth a single visit
Apr 2021 • Couples
This is a great display but at $25 per adult it is pricey. We have gone twice but not sure we’d go again.
Written April 14, 2021
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Aaron
Fort Collins, CO170 contributions
Pricey, but goes to good cause
Mar 2021 • Family
2 adults and 2 kids was just under $100. Seemed a little pricey, but the organization educates and helps, among various creatures, bees. Great visit for families and kids, will occupy about 1.5-2 hours.
Written March 27, 2021
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Mike X
Chicago, IL1,798 contributions
90 minutes max
Mar 2021 • Couples
Buy the ticket online or at the window outside, then go inside and get in line for the video (highly recommended). After the video, go to a room and wait to be let into the actual habitat. Then just wander around a bit and see if you can spot all the bufferflies and see if any of them land on you (unlikely). Then leave the habitat to go see some fish and reptiles. All in all, it's about 90 minutes.
Written March 23, 2021
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