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Looking to visit Butterfly Pavilion during the week? Come in after 1:00 p.m. for a quieter experience!

Daily Programs & Showtimes

There’s always something new to discover at Butterfly Pavilion! Join Butterfly Pavilion’s interpretive specialists to learn more about the amazing plants and animals at the zoo. Daily programs can include feeding demonstrations, animal encounters, guided tours, and interactive presentations. During your visit, check in at the front desk to see our active programs as times are subject to change.

Active Programs:

Butterfly Encounter

Location: Wings of the Tropics
Times: Daily, 12:30 and 3:30 p.m.
Watch as newly emerged butterflies fly for the very first time and discover more about butterflies, rainforests, at Butterfly Pavilion!



Location: Hairstreak Haven Campground in Colorado Backyard
Times: Daily, 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.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!


What Animal Is This?

Location: Hairstreak Haven Campground in Colorado Backyard
Times: Daily, 11:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m.
Can you tell the difference between a vertebrate and an invertebrate? Test your knowledge with Butterfly Pavilion's new game "What Animal is This?".


Weekly Programs:

Assassin Bug Feeding

Location: Survival
Times: Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.
Explore the fascinating world of animal care while learning about the feeding patterns of these predatory insects

Coral Reef Feeding

Location: Waters Edge
Times: Sundays at 1:30 p.m.
Dive into the world of coral care while learning about the vital conservation efforts of the Florida Reef Tract Rescue Project

Seasonal Programs:

Monarch Watch

Location: Butterfly Pavilion Gardens
Times: Various, September through October, please consult the schedule on the day of your visit.
Guests will be led through our gardens as we try and catch and tag monarch butterflies as a means of tracking their movements across North America. They’ll learn about the perils these animals face and how being a part of community science programs like this works towards helping protect them.