Beetle Pinning Workshop

Beetle Pinning Workshop

August 3rd, 2024, 10:00 –12:00 p.m.

Taught by The Terrorium Shop, Denver’s natural history store. In this class you will learn everything you need to know to mount your very own Jewel Beetle Specimen.   

This class will start off with a short lecture discussing the anatomy, lifestyle habits, and importance of the selected specimens. Understanding the significance of beetles in ecosystems helps us appreciate their role in nature’s balance and encourages efforts to protect and conserve these creatures and their habitats. You will learn about relaxing chambers, the different types and how to make a quick, easy relaxing chamber from household items. The last portion of the class will be hands on pinning of your specimen.  

Each person will receive one relaxed beetle, a mini relaxing chamber, their own pinning board and their own set of entomology pins.  

Instructor:  Terrorium Shop  


  • $60 Non-Member  
  • $55 Member 

Program Highlights:

  • Expert Instruction: Taught by The Terrorium Shop, Denver’s renowned natural history store. 
  • Comprehensive Learning: Gain knowledge on the anatomy and lifestyle habits of Jewel Beetles through a short, informative lecture. 
  • Practical Skills: Learn the art of mounting with hands-on experience in pinning your own specimen. 
  • DIY Relaxing Chambers: Understand different types of relaxing chambers and discover how to create a quick, easy version using common household items. 
  • All-Inclusive Kit: Each participant receives a relaxed beetle, a mini relaxing chamber, a personal pinning board, and a set of entomology pins. 
  • Interactive Experience: Engage in the fascinating process of specimen preservation from start to finish. 
  • Unique Takeaway: Leave the class with your personally mounted Jewel Beetle specimen. 
  • Access to Supplies: Provided with all necessary materials for the class, ensuring a seamless learning experience. 
  • Hands-On Pinning: The highlight of the class involves actively pinning your specimen under guidance.