The Butterfly Encounter

Walk through a tent of beautiful flowers hosting live butterflies flying all around you. Hold some nectar on a sponge to attract a butterfly to land near you!

Enjoy these amazing pollinators while learning about what they do for farms and flowers! Throughout the duration of the Butterfly Encounter, we will host different species including Painted Ladies, Monarchs, Cabbage Whites and more.

Caterpillar and lifecycle kits, host plants and seeds will be available for sale, as well as habitats. The Butterfly Encounter opens at Gilchrist Farm Mother’s Day weekend Saturday May 13 and runs through Father’s Day June 18th.

The Butterfly Encounter is available to visit during Farm Visits 9AM-2PM on Saturdays and Sundays.

$5 to enjoy the exhibit, or enjoy it as part of a special event (Mother’s Day) or activity wristband!

Sunday, May 19 at 9:00am to 2:00pm

More dates through June 16, 2024

Gilchrist Farm 30116 Bouquet Canyon Rd, Santa Clarita, CA 91390


Event Type

Animals & Wildlife, Educational

Age Range

All Ages



Community Location

Canyon Country


Spring Activities


$5 general, 2 and under free with a paid adult