The Butterfly Farm

J.E. Irausquin Blvd, Noord, Aruba

At this tranquil spot in Oranjestad, hundreds of species of butterflies flutter among tropical flowers, groomed gardens, and a Japanese pond, all set beneath gauzy netting. Docents lead tours past rushing waterfalls, crystal-clear pools, and native flowers, sharing their encyclopedic knowledge of the pretty critters. If you’re lucky, you’ll get to witness babies hatching—one of the farm’s biggest draws. For a perfect picture, wear bright colors like yellow and orange to attract the butterflies to your shoulders.

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The Butterfly Farm Aruba

Hundreds of species of butterflies flit among tropical flowers, groomed gardens and a Japanese pond—all set beneath a huge tent. Aside from the magical flutter of color, one of the farm’s biggest draws is the hatching butterflies. Exhibits include all stages of the butterflies’ life, from egg to caterpillar to chrysalis.

The Butterfly Experience

For a kid, the Butterfly Farm in Aruba is like walking into a fairy tale. For parents, it can be an equally exciting experience. Set in a pleasantly landscaped area, exotic and brightly colored butterflies will lightly land on you while a guide explains their life cycle and value to the ecosystem. Try to go in the morning when they are most active.

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