Butterfly Magic opens October 1st
Oct. to May 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Butterfly Magic is Tucson’s only tropical butterfly greenhouse and
one of the most diverse in the country.
October means the start of Butterfly
Magic in the Cox Butterfly and Orchid
Pavilion. Guests can marvel at the spectacular
sight of hundreds of butterflies
fluttering about amongst lush tropical
flora. Throughout the season, over
120 different varieties of butterflies
from 11 different countries make their
way to the Tucson Botanical Gardens.
The butterflies come to the Gardens
in their pupae stage and emerge in
the chrysalis exhibit right in front of
guests’ eyes! The Butterfly Magic
greenhouse is also home to over a dozen
colorful South American dart frogs
that can be seen hopping throughout,
as well as a spectacular tropical plant
collection. All of these components
make Butterfly Magic a must-see
attraction for Tucsonans and visitors.
Check out some of the butterflies you can encounter in our exhibit…
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