Since 2002, Desert Botanical Garden’s Butterfly Pavilion has provided interactive opportunities for visitors to view all stages of a butterfly’s life and learn the story of the relationship between plants and insects in the Sonoran Desert. The Jonathan and Maxine Marshall Butterfly Pavilion operated until 2015 when a new, expanded facility was developed.
In 2017, the Garden reopened a 3,200 square foot open-air structure, featuring lush garden plantings, a water feature, thousands of live butterflies, engaging programming and a state-of-the-art nursery space.
Coming soon! Check back for information regarding the Fall 2021 exhibit.
The Butterfly Pavilion hosts two seasonal exhibits annually in the spring and fall. The spring exhibit highlights the butterfly life cycle, characteristics and behaviors, and features diverse butterflies from the Southwest region. The fall exhibit, Mighty Monarchs, shares the story of the amazing migration of this delicate creature, as well as international conservation efforts to preserve monarch habitats in the United States and Mexico.
Immerse yourself in more than 2,000 butterflies, all native species to the Southwest United States.
Discover ways you can help natural butterfly populations, some in your own backyard.
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Bring the Butterfly Pavilion experience to your home; visit our blog below to find great articles about butterflies, conservation, fun activities, and more!
Want More Information?
Whether you have a question about a butterfly or would like to know about the next seasonal exhibit, contact the Garden by phone at 480.941.1225 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org