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Butterflies at the Desert Botanical Garden

Marshall Butterfly Pavilion

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Desert Botanical Garden Butterfly Exhibit

Desert Botanical Garden Butterfly Exhibit

© Judy Hedding

The Desert Botanical Garden presents two different butterfly exhibits each year, one in the spring and one in the fall.

The butterfly exhibit at the Desert Botanical Garden is a popular destination for school groups, out-of-town visitors, and locals alike. Visitors to the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion can expect to see hundreds of butterflies housed in a spacious 36-by-80-foot flight enclosed lush garden that recreates a habitat that is most appealing to butterflies.

When is the the Butterfly Exhibit?

Spring 2014:
March 1 through May 11. Hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Fall 2014:
Not yet announced. Hours are from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily.

Where is it?

Here's a map and directions to Desert Botanical Garden.

How do I get tickets and how much are they?

Pricing to view the exhibit is $3.50 per person, with paid Garden admission, for non-members 3 years and older. Children under 3 (when accompanied by a paying adult) and Garden members may view the exhibit for free. Tickets are available at the entrance to the Garden.

Are discounts available?

Not unless you are a member of the Garden, as mentioned above.

What else should I know?

In the spring, butterflies are added to the exhibit every week. As Phoenix gets warmer, there will be more and more butterflies. You'll probably see the most butterflies in April, but visiting any time during the exhibit's annual spring schedule is lovely. In the fall, you'll be seeing only Monarch butterflies. It is best to see those on days that are sunny, but not too hot. See a video about visiting Desert Botanical Garden.

Do you have pictures of the Butterfly Pavilion?

Yes! Enjoy this Marshall Butterfly Pavilion photo gallery for the spring event. Here is a photo tour of the fall Monarch Butterfly exhibit, with tips for visiting and information about Monarch butterflies and their migration.

What if I have more questions?

For more information, contact the Desert Botanical Garden at 480-941-1225 or visit them online.

Schedule, Tips, Location, Admission, Photos and Special Events -- Your Guide to Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix

All dates, times, prices and offerings are subject to change without notice.
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