Two Year Anniversary -Butterfly Adventure!
You might already know this but this Monday was Husband’s and my two-year wedding anniversary. What you might not know is, Saturday he was willing to endure the ooo’s and aaaaa’s of a date to Butterfly Wonderland. An act of true love!
This is my review of Butterfly Wonderland. Keep in mind I loved this date!
Butterfly Wonderland consists of 6 basic rooms and cost $20 per adult and $10 per child. They also offer student and senior discounts. Room one has a 15 minute 3-D video about the monarch butterfly. The next room you are shuttled into is the Butterfly Emerge Gallery, where you can watch butterflies emerge from their chrysalis. It was hard to get to see this part, due to the size of the room and the amount of people in the room. There were also little finger prints on the glass making it hard to get pictures. Next you are shuttled into the atrium, or butterfly heaven! You get to spend as much time in there as you want. It is a little smaller than I had thought it would be but was jam-packed with butterflies. If you ever leave the Atrium, the next stop is the Caffe’. We had already eaten before we came so we didn’t even stop there. From the Cafe’ you go to a type of desert room that has a bee colony, centipedes, a tarantula, ant colony, and a scorpion. The bees were really cool. This room was very small and crowded with people. From there you head into the Amazon River Room there are many tanks of cool big fish and a sting ray petting tank. The guy running the petting tank was kind of rude due to him having to enforce a two finger petting rule to a room full of kids by himself. Over all I loved the experience. For me I thought it was a little small for what we paid to get in. I wish the rooms were bigger and that they organized it a little better. If you go I would recommend going on a weekday so that you won’t have to compete to see the exhibits. We did get amazing pictures, and I didn’t want to leave the atrium…ever.
Butterfly Emerge Gallery
Yes this is a butterfly landing on my head. Even though I like butterflies they are still a bug and I still make the “there is a bug on me” face. This is me trying not to make the face.
Here is an example of butterflies flirting. One butterfly just sits there while the other basically pesters it.
Turns out that Husband is a butterfly whisperer. This one really liked him and came back several times.
Amazon River Room
I absolutely love petting stingrays…borderline obsessed. The very best place to pet stingrays in Arizona is the World Wildlife Zoo and Aquarium. Last time we went they let me hold a shark! You will need a full day to experience that place! It is amazing and worth every penny! They also have coupons quite often.
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