Butterfly Pavilion in Phoenix, Arizona | Desert Botanical Garden

OPEN DAILY 8 A.M.|7 A.M. FOR MEMBERS WED. & SUN.

Since 2002, the Butterfly Pavilion has centered the special relationship between insects and plants of the Sonoran Desert. The Garden’s Pollinator Conservation Research Program dives deeper into this relationship by working on several projects such as plant propagation, milkweed ecology and determining how climate change will affect the population of the monarch butterfly which is now listed as endangered.

In 2017, the Garden reopened this 3,200 square foot open-air structure, featuring lush garden plantings, a water feature, thousands of live butterflies, engaging programming and state-of-the-art nursery space.

Desert Botanical Garden is committed to continuing conversation on issues that threaten butterflies and other pollinators’ survival by determining ways the public can take action to assist in protecting these populations in their own backyard.

Hours

March 2 – May 12, 2024 | 9:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.

What to expect

Explore the butterfly life cycle by interacting with thousands of butterflies. Learn how these fluttery creatures care for and protect the desert environment. Join us in helping conserve them for future generations. 

 

Swallowtail Butterfly

Explore

Immerse yourself in more than 2,000 butterflies that are native to the Southwest.

Great Milkweed Growout

learn

As of 2022, the migratory monarch has been listed as ‘Endangered’ by the International Union of Conservation of Nature (IUCN). Learn more about the Garden’s conservation efforts for this beloved species, such as the Great Milkweed Grow Out.

 

Caterpillar on Milkweed

join

There are many ways to help native populations of pollinators, such as creating your own pesticide-free butterfly garden on your patio or backyard! Stock up on plants with nectar at our Fall and Spring Plant Sale.

 

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 butterflypavilion@dbg.org

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