Butterfly Wonderland, Scottsdale

4.4
#1 of 22 in Parks in Scottsdale
Zoo · Zoo / Aquarium
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Surround yourself with some of the world's most popular and colorful insects at Butterfly Wonderland, where you can get an up-close, interactive look at the winged wonders. Wander the rainforest-inspired pavilion--one of the largest in the country--and you'll see thousands of butterflies flitting around. If you're lucky, you may even have one land on you for a quick rest. Don't miss the emergence gallery, displaying chrysalises in the process of metamorphosis. In addition to butterflies, the center has several other types of residents. Stop by the honeybee exhibits to see a cross-sectioned, working hive of the industrious creatures, or marvel at exotic fish at the aquarium that features denizens of the Amazon River. See Butterfly Wonderland and all Scottsdale has to offer by arranging your trip with our Scottsdale trip builder site.
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  • Most beautiful butterfly wonderland!! So many different kinds of butterflies. Definitely go see the 3D movie!! 
    Most beautiful butterfly wonderland!! So many different kinds of butterflies. Definitely go see the 3D movie!!  more »
  • The butterflies were cool to see, but it was very disappointing that they did not allow you to feed the butterflies, like we’ve been able to do while visiting butterfly locations in other states. The....  more
    The butterflies were cool to see, but it was very disappointing that they did not allow you to feed the butterflies, like we’ve been able to do while visiting butterfly locations in other states. The....  more »
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  • This place is mind blowing! Great place to take family - they have some insanely beautiful butterfly & moth species here, as well as a pretty decent terrarium section. Make sure to say hi to the sting rays too. Walking out into the huge butterfly habitat was overwhelming- butterflies everywhere, all sorts, some even landing on you! In every nook & cranny, there are butterflies if you keep still and observe. It was a truly unique experience that I will never forget! I am so glad places like this are around- I feel even more appreciative of the beauty and diversity of our planet.
  • Very good experience. Nice 15 minute 3D movie on the Monarch butterfly. Got to walk around at your own pace looking at all the butterflies. Be careful where you step so you don't get one on the bottom of your shoe. There is also an amphibian exhibit area and small reptile area for the same price. I think it was worth the $24 entry fee. Better price than the other exhibits in the Arizona Boardwalk.

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