1:00pm (In the Butterfly Wonderland theater – space is limited for proper social distancing)
Join the Butterfly Wonderland experts as they present short, educational talks about the reptiles and amphibians from the Rainforest Reptile exhibit. Watch Bennie the Ball Python climb his specialized rock wall or see how Puff the Chinese Water Dragon can purr like a kitten when his tummy is rubbed. FREE WITH ADMISSION.
Yoga in the Rainforest
Thursday, October 15 and Tuesday, October 20
5:00-6:00pm; check in 4:45 p.m.
Practice yoga surrounded by butterflies. This hour-long class will guide guests through a series of yoga poses that help you build strength and gain flexibility. Plenty of room for social distancing. Masks required. Ages 18 & up; $20/person. Pre-registration required; visit EventBrite.com to register or call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210.
Butterfly Brush Strokes at Night
Thursday, October 15
Plan a creative night out with friends or a date at Butterfly Wonderland with a unique painting class featuring artist Michael Danebread. Guests will learn to paint a beautiful abstract butterfly. All paint supplies provided. Limited to 20 people. Plenty room for social distancing. Masks required. $25/general public; $10 for members (covers supplies). Pre-registration required; RSVP October 15. Call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210 to reserve.
Exclusive Members Only Event - Butterfly Wonderland Plant Sale
Friday, October 16
5 to 8 p.m.
Annual Pass Members of Butterfly Wonderland can enjoy delicious fall mocktails and light refreshments while perusing the plants! This special evening includes a presentation on Butterfly Gardening in the Desert from the AZ Plant Lady, Noelle Johnson. As a horticulturist, Noelle is passionate about coming alongside you and taking the 'mystery' out of gardening, with simple tools and guidelines to create the landscape of your dreams. This event is free to Butterfly Wonderland members but does require registration. To register for the special members-only event, contact Adriane Grimaldi at (480) 800-300, ext. 204 by Oct. 15 or visit:
With the heat of summer behind us, it’s time to enjoy the outdoors again and nurture the garden! Butterfly Wonderland’s annual fall plant sale is the perfect event to choose plants that are optimal in attracting butterflies, hummingbirds, and bees. Pre-sale plant orders can be taken. For more information about the Butterfly Wonderland Fall Plant Sale, including activities and special events, please contact Adriane Grimaldi at (480) 800-3000, ext. 204 or visit:https://www.eventbrite.com/e/butterfly-wonderland-fall-plant-sale-tickets-120933408079
Proceeds support the Butterfly Wonderland Foundation.
Pumpkin Painting @ Fall Plant Sale
10 a.m. to Noon Saturday, October 17
9 a.m. to Noon Sunday, October 18
October is the perfect time to get outdoors and back in the garden. It's also the perfect time to think about Halloween or decorating your home with the bounty of harvest. Stop by for fun pumpkin painting applications and ideas from Alex Simonet. These designs for harvest decorating or spooky Halloween applications are sure to make your goblins and ghouls scream with delight! Due to COVID-19, Alex will be demonstrating her skills on pumpkins rather than faces or arms. Pumpkins are available for purchase to have Alex apply your favorite design.
Free Paint Application | Donations Welcome
Waking Up with Butterflies
Saturday, October 17
8:30-9:30am; check in 8:15am
Enjoy a quiet hour photographing the butterflies and reptiles as they wake or catch that perfect shot! Space limited for social distancing. Masks required. Ages 18 & up; FREE for members; $30 for general public (includes Admission). Pre-registration is required; call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210 to reserve.
NEW! Butterfly Wonderland Date Night - Painting A Butterfly
Friday, October 23
Get a sitter and plan a date at Butterfly Wonderland with a unique painting class featuring artist Michael Danebread. Couples will learn to paint a beautiful abstract butterfly. All paint supplies provided. Limited to 20 people in our Café for social distancing and masks required. $25/general public; $10 for members (covers supplies). Pre-registration required; RSVP October 22. Call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210 to reserve.
NEW! Family Yoga in the Rainforest
Sunday, October 25
9:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.; check in 9:15 a.m.
Bring the family and practice yoga surrounded by butterflies. This 30-45 minute long class will guide guests through a series of yoga poses that help build strength and gain flexibility. Lots of room for social distancing and masks required. $20 per person. Geared for ages 6 and above. Pre-registration required; visit EventBrite.com to register or call (480) 800-3000, ext. 210.
Titanic;The Artifact Exhibition has been extended until late October (check https://titanicaz.com/ for dates and hours).
It is the last chance for visitors to experience the compelling human stories told through authentic artifacts and recreations of the ship’s interior. The galleries in this fascinating exhibition feature real artifacts recovered from the ocean floor, 120 of which have never been seen in Arizona! Learn the real story of how one of the greatest engineering marvels became the most famous maritime disaster of the 20th century. Visitors have never been closer to history than Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition – see it now before it’s gone from Arizona Boardwalk in Scottsdale.