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Desert Botanical Garden will close at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, May 2. Please plan accordingly.

Meet the Caterpillars

October 1, 2016 - November 12, 2016

9 a.m. - 1 p.m. | Saturdays
Center for Desert Living Trail
Included with paid Garden admission or Membership.


  • Call 480 941.1225 | 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Visit the Admissions Box Office | 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Meet the caterpillars that will turn into beautiful Arizona butterflies. On display will be caterpillars and chrysalises collected from the Garden. Watch them eat their host plants, molt into delicate chrysalises and, if you are lucky, emerge as magnificent butterflies.

Butterfly Activities:


Butterfly activities are sponsored by APS