Visitor Information

Imagine walking through a lush tropical rain forest amidst flowers and trees, ponds and a trickling waterfall with butterflies flying overhead and all around you in their own natural paradise. This is a dream come true at The Butterfly Farms in St Martin and Aruba. Within large meshed enclosures you can see hundreds of real exotic butterflies flying freely, a beautiful display of the most spectacular species from all over the world...

  • Entrance includes a free return pass for the duration of your vacation!
  • Open all year, daily
    Aruba      8-30 am - 4-30 pm (last tour starts at 4pm
    )
    St Martin 9-00 am - 3-30 (last tour starts at 3pm)
  • Guided tours run all day, they last for approximately 15 to 20 minutes and you are welcome to stay for as long as you like. Photography and video no problem!
  • Where are we located? check our map!
  • Each Farm has a great shop selling a huge selection of butterfly-related gifts and souvenirs. Refreshments are available in the shady cafes outside. Parking and restrooms on site.

Some tips:

The butterfly jungle bar
The butterfly jungle bar
Visitors at the Butterfly Farm
Visitors at the Butterfly Farm
Visitors at the Butterfly Farm
Visitors at the Butterfly Farm
An essential part of the visit to all the farms is the famous "guided tour". Visitors are shown the evolutionary cycle from microscopic eggs, to strange and exotic caterpillars, pupae resembling exquisite designer jewelry. You can also witness all stages of their life cycle from tiny egg to curious caterpillar and jewel like pupa. Early in the morning is the best opportunity to see a butterfly emerging from its pupa and watch newborn butterflies take their first flight! If you want to handle the butterflies and caterpillars our guides will be happy to show you how to do so without damaging these fragile creatures.

Random visitors photos:

You can send us your photos at photos@thebutterflyfarm.com, for more visit our photo galleries.

  • We too visited the farm on St Marten on 4/4/12. There were 6 of us visiting and you happened to tell us that Northern Virginia has 6 different varieties of Swallowtail and we had ... read more

    - Janis Theunissen
  • Just visited The Butterfly Farm for my second time, while on a cruise. It's simply enchanting!

    - Sue
  • Our absolute favorite excursion (St Marteen). Knowledgeable staff. Completely relaxing and entertaining. Thank you, Willie. Linda Smith (Augusta, GA)

    - Linda Smith
  • It's a few years since we were there in person, but every now and again we visit through the web.

    - Margaret and Bob Burrell
  • We loved our visit. As a beekeeper I can certainly relate to planting a butterfly garden. Butterflies and honeybees are attracted to many of the same plants. It is a great way t ... read more

    - Tom Miller
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