America's largest butterfly atrium
Fluttering, flittering, flying. Stroll inside this 10,000 square foot atrium and stand in wonder as thousands of butterflies from around the world enchant with their grace and beauty. This dramatic, glass-enclosed atrium shelters a breathtaking rainforest environment with lush tropical plants, trees, waterfalls and a large Koi pond.
Among the favorite butterflies to see are the iridescent beautiful Blue Morpho butterflies from the rainforests of South America, the delicate looking Paper Kite butterfly and if you are observant, you might catch a glimpse of the Atlas Moth (technically not a butterfly!).
- The butterflies seen inside the Conservatory come to us as chrysalids from butterfly farmers from as far away Costa Rica, Malaysia, Ecuador, Thailand and the Philippines.
- There are about 28,000 species of butterflies in the world. In North America, there are about 800 different kinds of butterflies. Arizona is home to 334 species of butterflies, second next to Texas with the most species.