Close message button

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

K-3rd Grade Outreach Programs

Itsy Bitsy Bugs

Youngsters meet live bugs and learn about bugs they may find outside their home or school through dramatic play and music.


As a whole group, students reveal how butterflies and moths differ by dressing up a student or teacher and studying preserved butterflies and moths, then experience the butterfly life cycle in an active metamorphosis game.

Creepy Crawly Story Time

By reading beloved stories and encountering live animals, children and families come to appreciate various invertebrates as they take on a whole new dimension as literary characters.

Bug Bites

Discover bug cuisine from cultures around the world and find bugs in our everyday food. Meet live animals that have been on the menu and taste a few buggy treats!

Bug Safari

In this presentation, guests meet invertebrates from environments around the globe, hear about their characteristics, where and how they live, and why they are important in our world.

Powerful Pollinators

Look beyond honeybees to investigate the diverse array of invertebrate pollinators and their importance.

Critter Classification

Student scientists use observational skills and resources to identify invertebrates.

Habitat Explorers

Take a closer look at invertebrates and their habitats to discover the important roles that these amazing creatures play in ecosystems around the world and in your own backyard!

Metamorphosis Moves

This outreach program class is hosted by both educators at Butterfly Pavilion as well as Colorado Ballet. It is designed to provide students with an enriched learning experience about butterfly metamorphosis.

Paleo Journey

To fully understand just how important invertebrate animals are, audiences can travel back in time to the dawn of the animal kingdom to see how bugs of today compare to their ancient counterparts.