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Bugs and Brews- Music of the Tropics

Bugs and Brews - Music of the Tropics

Thursday, May 23, 2024 - 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Music of the Tropics themed Bugs and Brews, a whimsical adult-only, after hours adventure at Butterfly Pavilion! 

Join us for a captivating evening of Bugs and Brews – Music of the Tropics night at Butterfly Pavilion. Enjoy two hours of adult-only exploration at our zoo with the added enchantment of a Boulder Philharmonic harpist and flautist, James Marienthal, playing amongst our butterflies in Wings of the Tropics. It’s a night you won’t want to miss! 

Not only is this a fun and engaging event, but an excellent way to learn more about invertebrates, from tarantulas and butterflies to coral and bees, which make up more than 97% of all animal species on earth and our critical for survival of all life on the planet.   

What’s included: 

  • Two hours of adult only exhibit exploration. 
  • Two glasses of beer or wine of your choice. 
  • Non-alcoholic beverages available.

Extra experiences:  

  • A harpist from the Boulder Philharmonic will play from 5:30 –6:30 p.m. in The Wings of the Tropics  
  • Flautist, James Marienthal, will play from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. in The Wings of the Tropics  


  • Member: $40 
  • Non-Member: $45 

You participation at Bugs and Brews and any of our other unique programs directly benefits Butterfly Pavilion’s invertebrate research, conservation, and education efforts around the globe.