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Talking Toxic with Dr. Justin Schmidt - October 18

From 6:30 - 8:30 pm, meet the man who was stung by 83 different species for science!

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Indoor Trick-or-Treating - October 20 & 21

From 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, come dressed in your best costumes to trick-or-treat through exhibits and enjoy free candy, prizes and crafts.

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Bugtober: Toxic Terrors - October 1 - 31

Overwhelming pain, paralysis, death in a matter of minutes. Real peril lurks with the fangs, barbs and stingers of the spineless. Move over sharks – these animals give danger a whole new meaning.

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Flashlight Tours - October 26 & 27

Family-friendly nighttime zoo tours that showcase the toxic terrors that flourish when the lights go out. Great for all ages.

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Nature Nerds Family Club

Interested in composting? Crawdad catching? Ever wanted to taste a bug? Workshops take place one weekend day per month from 10:30 am - 12:30 pm.

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Slime Time Out of School Camp - October 12

For kids ages 5 - 12, this camp will reveal the slime and venom of invertebrates that use this ooze as their source of movement and defense!

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Tripod Photography - First Saturday of the Month

Relish a quiet hour of tripod photography in the tropical rainforest before we open our doors to the public.

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Macro Photography Saturday, November 10

Whether you’re a paparazzo or can’t figure out your camera phone, join expert photographer Bob Krugmire for hands-on instruction that will teach you to maximize the potential of your camera!

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Thanksgiving and Winter Camps

Register Now for Full and Half Day Camps over Thanksgiving and Winter Break!

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Girl Scout Day - November 3

Scouts are taking over Butterfly Pavilion on November 3 from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm for a day of fun activities, crafts, and live animal encounters. Earn your Brownie Bugs Badge or Daisy Make the World a Better Place Rosie Petal.

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Rainforest Yoga

This hour-long class provides a nature-centric yoga experience to rejuvenate your mind and body. Surround yourself with exotic plants and beautiful butterflies, and meet other yoga enthusiasts in the community. No matter your skill level, Rainforest Yoga at Butterfly Pavilion provides a unique opportunity to de-stress, unwind, and revitalize.

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Beekeeping Bootcamp

Work alongside Butterfly Pavilion beekeeping experts and other beginner beekeepers, developing the skills necessary to achieve thriving beehives. Beekeeping Bootcamp is qualified through the Colorado State Beekeeping Association (CSBA)!

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