There’s so much more to the Butterfly Wonderland than gorgeous winged creatures, especially with the Reptiles of the Rainforest opening in time for spring. Here, you’ll discover the full and incredible life of the butterfly all the way from caterpillar to the chrysalis stage and beyond. Spring is the perfect time for a visit, with many butterflies emerging and drying their wings before daily releases as they take flight.
The newest experience introduces guests to a slithering slew of rainforest inhabitants. You’ll have a chance to get up close to amphibians and reptiles as you learn more about the creatures that so often share space with butterflies in rainforests. Meet green tree pythons from New Guinea, dwarf caimans and stunning dart frogs in every imaginable color.
A Wild Ride
Whether you’re visiting with little ones, on a solo adventure or planning an epic date, Butterfly Wonderland is an excellent choice and close to your hotel in Phoenix. Take a break in the 3D theater, where butterflies seemingly jump off the screen in the “Flight of the Butterflies” short feature.
Watch daily hatchings in the Butterfly Emergence gallery, and head to America’s Largest Butterfly Pavilion to see over 3,000 butterflies flutter about, dining and resting on tropical plants and flowers. It’s a photographer’s dream come true, and one of the most unbelievable conservatories in the world.