Butterfly Magic is Open Now!
Included with Gardens Admission
[$13 adults, $7.50 children ages 4-12]
Visit the new Cox Communications Butterfly & Orchid Pavilion, and experience the beauty of live tropical butterflies.
Butterfly Magic entrance included in regular member benefits.
Tucson Botanical Gardens is home to one of the best butterfly houses in the country. From October through May the Cox Butterfly & Orchid Pavilion will transform into a magical oasis filled with over 300 butterflies at a given time. All of the butterflies are shipped to Tucson Botanical Gardens in their pupae form and emerge in front of visitor’s eyes in the chrysalis exhibit, before being transferred into the greenhouse. A new shipment of pupae is received almost weekly making the butterfly variety diverse and ever-changing throughout the season!
Butterfly Magic Volunteers. We currently are looking for four or five dedicated volunteers interested in working in Butterfly Magic through the end of May. We provide training and education materials and want you to commit to typically volunteering for one shift each week. Shifts run 9:15-12:30 or 12:15 to 3:30. We are open seven days a week. Volunteers are expected to become members and in addition receive extra education opportunities. You will greet visitors, introduce them to the exhibit, and see that they exit safely without any hitch-hiking butterflies. In addition, if you are interested, you are welcome to get involved in plant care and other aspects of running the butterfly exhibit. If interested, please contact Marianne Rothenberg at email@example.com or call 326-9686 ext 24.Email this page to a friend