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) CLOSED AFTER HURRICANE IRMA!
  • 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.

  • I would love to learn more about butterflys

    - Virginia Willmeth
  • The visit to the Butterfly Farm is science, beauty, philosophy and spirituality all rolled into one. When the butterfly has its wings closed, the drab colors and shapes blend in ... read more

    - Gary Nabors
  • We enjoyed the farm very much. We intend to plant milkweed immediately, too. I was able to get a beautiful red butterfly on my finger and one landed on my husband's pants. It was a ... read more

    - Linda and John
  • Just visited the butterfly farm on St. Maarten - fantastic! A lovely, peaceful place to visit, excelletn viewing of the species, very informative guide. Highly recommended!

    - Patti Caruso
  • Last week while in St. Maarten vacationing with family, we visited the Butterfly Farm. It was one of the highlights of our trip!! What a beautiful, special place. What a great v ... read more

    - Jayne Duey
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