Butterfly Pavilion: May 13 - August 6

CBPMay 13 - August 6, 2017

Due to high temperatures, the pavilion will close at 12:30 pm Sunday and Monday, June 25 & 26.
 
The Pavilion is normally open daily 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Closed July 4)
Tickets: $3 per person in addition to standard Garden admission

The Butterfly Pavilion at RSABG unites science education and hands-on fun for visitors of all ages. Hundreds of butterflies call the temporary enclosure home during the spring and summer. Visitors can walk among the butterflies, caterpillars, and the California native plants that they depend on for food and nectar.

Consider adopting a butterfly! You can support the Garden and show your love for a friend or family member through this special program. There will be no public butterfly release party this year - instead, adoptees at the $50 level will be invited to an exclusive release party. To learn more about the adoption program, click here. 

 

More information about the Butterfly Pavilion at RSABG:

As a steward of native plants of California, Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden actively promotes the appreciation, understanding and conservation of native flora. Native plants are ideal for butterfly gardening because they provide food sources and in turn butterflies aid in flower pollination.

The 24’ x 36’ Butterfly Pavilion, erected near the Lantz Outdoor Classroom, is a temporary enclosure that combines science education and interactive fun for visitors of all ages. Visitors can walk among the butterflies and caterpillars as they feed. See caterpillars pupate into chrysalises and emerge as butterflies.

The discerning palate of caterpillars helps explain why so many butterfly species are threatened. The major cause of species disappearance in a given area is almost always habitat destruction and the elimination of the plants that they need to survive.

In spite of extensive urban sprawl, Southern California has many species of butterflies that are fairly abundant and easily attracted to flowers or food plants in local gardens.

Download "ECO-Handouts" packet from the Butterfly Pavilion (PDF)

Download CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANTS FOR BUTTERFLY GARDENS (PDF)

Butterflies and Brews - Wednesdays in June, 6-8 p.m.

brewsWednesday Nights in June, 6 - 8 p.m.

Tickets: $15 public; $10 RSABG members, includes one California-brewed beer (or California grown wine; additional beverages may be purchased).

An event for guests 21 and up, ID required.

Local musicians provide the soundtrack to the Garden and the Butterfly Pavilion. Learn fun facts from our butterfly experts while you walk among the butterflies and enjoy a cold beer on these warm summer nights.

For the safety of our butterflies and the enjoyment of our guests, this event has a limit of 100 guests.

Purchase Tickets Here

The fine print: 

  • Ticket price includes evening admission, admission to the Butterfly Pavilion, light snacks, and one complementary beer. Additional beverages may be purchased for $5 each. Free parking. 
  • The Garden remains open until 8 p.m.
  • Must be 21 or older to attend and must show proper identification. No exceptions. Children will not be admitted even if parent or guardian is present. (Children may enjoy Wednesday extended hours in the Garden but will be excluded from the Butterflies and Brews beverage areas.) 
  • Purchase tickets at the admissions kiosk or charge by phone, in advance or day of. No refunds or ticket exchanges. In the event of a weather-related event cancellation, tickets are valid for: 1) Entry to another Butterflies and Brews evening this season or 2) one regular Garden Admission, valid one year from date of cancelled event (not valid for ticketed events). No outside food, beverages, or alcohol may be brought into the Garden.

Garden Groove Summer Concerts: Thursdays, July 13 - August 3

Website Image 01Thursday Evenings, July 13 - August 3

Gates open at 6:30 p.m. | Concerts begin at 7 p.m.

 

Garden Groove 2017 Lineup
  • July 13 - Louie Cruz Beltran: with an extensive repertoire from Brazilian style and Afro-Cuban rhythms to a blend of R&B, Salsa, Reggae, Latin Rock and Jazz, Louie Cruz Beltran will provide a perfect soundtrack to get you on your feet and dancing!
  • July 20 - Sligo Rags: an award-winning acoustic band, this dynamic ensemble presents Celtic Folk with a decidedly bluegrass attitude.
  • July 27 - Susie Hansen and the Latin Band: electric violinist and vocalist Susie Hansen plays fiery Latin Jazz and Salsa, creating music that brings audiences to their feet, dancing in the aisles.
  • August 3 - The Dogs: a Rock n Roll group started in 1997 by four seasoned and accomplished musicians looking for a better alternative to "Classic Rock". The careful selection and execution of deep cut vinyl tracks will take you back to where you were when these gems were released.

 

Enjoy the cool evening air at the Garden with great music and good friends. You can purchase food and beverages from Gourmet Gourmet Catering, Bert & Rocky's, and Last Name Brewing in the Courtyard the evening of each show. 

Buy tickets online or at the gate. Ticket price includes parking and evening admission to the Garden. Limited tickets are available, advance ticket purchase is recommended. No refunds or ticket exchanges. Concert events are subject to change. In the event of cancellation due to weather, concert tickets are valid for one (1) complimentary admission to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden during regular business hours, expiring one year from concert date (not valid for special or ticketed events). Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call (909) 625-8767 for more information.

 

Individual event ticket pricing:

Public: $9 (Children ages 12 and under are FREE)

Members: $5 (Children ages 12 and under are FREE)

Gold Card & Acorn Level Members are FREE - Must show membership card at concert for complimentary admission.

 

Purchase tickets now!

 

The 2017 Garden Groove concert series is sponsored, in part, by Golden State Water Company.

Beat the Heat: Extended Summer Hours

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Extended Summer Hours Return! 

Wednesdays, June - August 2017
The Garden remains open until 8 p.m. (last admission at 7:30 p.m.)
 
Extended hours are included with general admission or membership.