Butterfly Farms

Education, Conservation, Research

Credit to NLParks.com


We welcome school groups, garden clubs, and interested individuals. We are here to share our knowledge with in-depth educational tours of our vivarium and grounds.


We raise native butterflies including Monarchs. Monarch is symbolic of what we are doing to our ecosystem. Diverse species share the same habitat.


Monarch tagging/counts · 18 native butterflies being studied · Native and non-native butterfly host plant research. Here at Butterfly Farms we study Southern California native butterflies.

Welcome to Butterfly Farms Website

The mission of Butterfly Farms is to conserve native butterflies and their habitats through education and conservation. Please feel free to browse our website and join us in our efforts of Education, Conservation, and Research.

Our butterfly free flight house (vivarium) is open to the general public with no reservation needed, for butterfly viewing, April 15 until November 15th, everyday from 10-3. Best days to visit are sunny warm days.

Our plant nursery is open daily from 10-4, April 15th until November 15th and November 15th until April 15th our plant nursery is open 10-3 Tuesday through Saturday.

Vivarium visits are available during these hours and a $6 admission donation per person is requested.

Admission to the butterfly house is $6 per person. Children under 24 months in strollers are free.

Active duty military and their dependents are half price.

441 Saxony Road Encinitas, CA 92024




Featured in Travel Mag

Top 10 Things to Do In San Diego

Sign up for the Butterfly Chronicles Newsletter
The official Butterfly Farms News Letter
We respect your privacy.

Mailing address:

PO Box 230408 Encinitas, CA 92023


Connect With Us!

Butterfly Farms is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, Federal Tax ID: 46-4000153. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Please consult your legal or financial advisor.

© Copyright 2013 | Butterfly Farms | All Rights Reserved.