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Spineless Spotlights

There’s always something new to discover with our daily programming. Whether your child loves art, stories, science or nature, our daily programming is packed with fun, learning and surprises. Our programs are interactive and appropriate for all ages.

Daily Programs and Showtimes:

Storytime

Location: Science Spot in Invertebrate World

Times: Daily, 10:00 a.m.

Even our youngest guests will learn and experience invertebrates in the most fun way — stories! Butterfly Pavilion educators will engage you in a series of classic favorites, all about invertebrates!

Invertebrate or Not Gameshow

Location: Science Spot in Invertebrate World

Times: Various, please consult the schedule on the day of your visit.

How well do you know your invertebrates? Test your knowledge with this fun interactive gameshow!

Tarantula Feeding

Location: Science Spot in Invertebrate World

Times: Tuesday and Saturday, 2:30 pm

Learn about Rosie the tarantula as she explains life from her point of view. Find out where she lives, how she protects herself and even watch a live tarantula feeding!

Coral Reef Feeding

Location: Water’s Edge

Times: Wednesday, 2:30 pm

Fun and informative, join us to explore the rainforests of the sea and even experience a live coral feeding!

Butterfly Encounter

Location: Wings of the Tropics

Times: Daily, 12:30 pm and 3:30 pm

Watch as newly emerged butterflies fly for the very first time and discover more about butterflies, rainforests and Butterfly Pavilion!

Mantis Shrimp Feeding

Location: Invertebrate World

Times: Monday and Thursday, 2:30 pm

Come see our prizefighting mantis shrimp take on different challengers in this ultimate test of survival that includes a live feeding!

The Science of Superheroes

Location: Science Spot in Invertebrate World

Times: Various, please consult schedule on the day of your visit

How does Spiderman swing from a tiny web? What makes Black Widow so dangerous? Find out more about our favorite heroes and villains and discover what makes them so super!

Nature Trail Tour and Bug Hunt

Location: Big Dry Creek Nature Trail

Times: Various April through October, please consult the schedule on the day of your visit

Guests will enjoy an interpretive walk along Big Dry Creek Nature Trail as they learn about the short-grass prairie ecosystem and participate in a bug hunt.

Garden Tours

Location: Butterfly Pavilion Gardens

Times: Various April through October, please consult the schedule on the day of your visit.

Guests will learn about habitats and conserving invertebrates in their own backyard during this walking guided tour of our outdoor gardens.

Rainforest Tour

Location: Wings of the Tropics

Times: Various, please consult the schedule on the day of your visit.

Guests will learn about the unique and valuable qualities of a rainforest during this guided program among the butterflies.