Ticket Information

$6 per person for Members

Up to $23 per person for non-members (includes General Garden Admission)

Additional fee for the Butterfly Feeding Experience

The butterflies return May 1, 2024! Immerse yourself amid hundreds of tropical butterflies as we celebrate our 4th year of SOAR!

This popular exhibit features hundreds of tropical butterflies that you wouldn’t normally see in Southern California. Your journey begins as you step into the Host and Nectar Garden and wander through beautiful plant species that are part of a butterfly’s habitat. Next, you’ll stop by our Emergence Chamber where you may just see a butterfly emerge from its pupa! Next, you’ll enter the pavilion where you will have an up-close-and-personal experience with the hundreds of butterflies flying throughout the exhibit. While the pavilion provides many photo-worthy moments, there will be additional photo opportunities outside of the pavilion as part of SOAR. Once your SOAR experience is compelte, you can continue to awaken your senses with Bloom!

Butterfly Feeding Experience

Want an even more unique experience? This year, guests have the opportunity to feed our butterflies! Purchase the Butterfly Feeding Experience for an additional $6 and choose from a flower vial or ring filled with nectar to use while inside the pavilion to help entice butterflies to come close to you for the optimum and most immersive experience. There will be one vial per Butterfly Feeding Experience ticket holder, which is returned at the end of the experience.

Photo Pass Wednesdays

We will be offering a SOAR Photo Pass ticket from 10 to 11 a.m. on the last Wednesday of every month throughout the exhibit’s run. This ticket will allow you to bring in additional camera equipment and allow more time in the pavilion to guarantee you get “the shot.”

All photos taken by Chuck Bennett

Member Benefits

All Members receive special perks for SOAR, including:

  • A discount on SOAR tickets throughout the run of the exhibit (only $6 for Members, infants 1 year old or younger are free)
  • A 10% discount on all merchandise, plants and snacks at our Retail Kiosk
  • Garden Circle members receive two Golden Tickets to SOAR and other exhibits, which allow the ticket holder one-time free admission to the exhibition without a reservation! 

GREAT DEAL: A non-member family of five will pay $85 to experience SOAR… OR, for just $25 more, they can purchase a Basic Plus membership AND tickets to the butterfly pavilion for only $105 and get additional Member benefits including unlimited free visits to the Garden for a year.

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

Ticket Information

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 arrive 30 minutes before your timed entrance to explore the outside areas of SOAR before entering the pavilion.

Non-Member Tickets

SOAR – Tropical Butterflies
(includes Garden Admission)
Adults (Ages 18+) $23/person
Children (Ages 5-12) $13/person
Children (Ages 2-4) $8/person
Infants* Free
Students and Seniors (62+) $19/person

SOAR + Butterfly Feeding Experience Tickets
(includes Garden Admission)
Adults (Ages 18+) $29/person
Children (Ages 5-12) $19/person
Children (Ages 2-4) $14/person
Students and Seniors (62+) $25/person

Member Tickets

SOAR – Tropical Butterflies
(includes Member’s Free GA benefit)
Adults (Ages 18+) $6/person
Children (Ages 5-12) $6/person
Children (Ages 2-4) $6/person
Infants* Free
Students and Seniors (62+) $6/person

SOAR + Butterfly Feeding Experience Tickets
(includes Member’s Free GA benefit)
Adults (Ages 18+) $12/person
Children (Ages 5-12) $12/person
Children (Ages 2-4) $12/person
Students and Seniors (62+) $12/person

* Please note that there are no strollers allowed inside of the butterfly pavilion. All infants must be carried throughout the exhibit. 


Presenting Sponsor

Executive Sponsor

The Kenneth T. And Eileen L. Norris Foundation

Supporting Sponsor

The Welsh Family

Community Sponsors

Sondra Behrens | Janice and Clifford D’Autremont | Merredith and John Rea | James Scharffenberger M.D. and Janet Westergaard | Marcia and Mike Schoettle | Eric and Diane Schott | John R. Sealy M.D.

Associate Sponsors
Victoria Dible | Ruth Goldstein Jonas | Aryan Papoli and Abas Goodarzi | Sandy and Kenneth Pickar | Torrance Refining Company | Connie and Brad Spencer Laurel Woodley