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Please check back in the Spring of 2023

Come immerse yourself in the life of a tropical butterfly with South Coast Botanic Garden’s SOAR.

Your journey begins as you step into the Host and Nectar Garden for an up close view of the butterfly habitat and the emergence of new species. Follow a guided tour as you interact with new tropical butterflies and view unique aspects of their lives. Build photo worthy experiences with these fluttering beauties of nature. SOAR with us April 1 – August 31.


SOAR is not open at this time. If you’d like to still visit the Garden, our pavilion has been turned into a Spider Pavilion from October 1 – November 30, 2022 featuring hundreds of live spiders. Learn more here. 

All photos taken by Chuck Bennett

On left, children explore the newly planted Garden area of SOAR to see eggs and caterpillars. In both the middle and right photo, docents work with visitors to give them an up close and personal experience with the butterflies.

We can’t SOAR without your help! If you’re interested in SOAR volunteer opportunities, please email

Member Benefits

All Members receive special perks for SOAR, including:

  • Access to SOAR Member Presale starts on March 1, 2022
  • A discount on SOAR tickets throughout the run of the exhibit (only $5 for Members, infants 1 year old or younger are free)
  • A 10% discount on all merchandise, plants and snacks at our Retail Kiosk

GREAT DEAL: A non-member family of five will pay $80 to experience SOAR… OR they can purchase a Basic Plus membership AND tickets to the butterfly pavilion for only $100 (just $20 more!) and get unlimited free visits to the Garden for a year and additional Member benefits.

Enhance your butterfly experience with a membership upgrade:

  • Become a Garden Circle member and receive two Golden Tickets to SOAR and other exhibits, which allow the ticket holder one-time free admission to the exhibition without a reservation! Upgrade today!

Have additional questions regarding your ticket or Membership? Call (424) 452-0920.

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Please note that Members and non-members alike must purchase a timed-ticket in advance. The time you purchase your ticket into the Garden, is your time to also enter the butterfly pavilion for SOAR. After your visit to SOAR, you can explore the Garden’s additional collections at your leisure. You may also arrive 30 minutes before your timed entrance to explore the outside areas of SOAR before entering the pavilion.

Non-Member Tickets
(includes Garden Admission)

Adults (Ages 18+) $22/person
Children (Ages 5-12) $12/person
Children (Ages 2-4) $7/person
Infants (please note, no strollers are allowed inside the pavilion) Free
Students and Seniors (62+) $18/person

Member Tickets
(includes Member’s Free GA benefit)

Adults (Ages 18+) $5/person
Children (Ages 5-12) $5/person
Children (Ages 2-4) $5/person
Infants (please note, no strollers are allowed inside the pavilion) Free
Students and Seniors (62+) $5/person