Adult and Senior Outreach Programs

Part of a garden club? Assisted living community? Church group? Butterfly Pavilion classes can come to you.

Let us bring a fun and interactive program to your active adults group or senior community! Our engaging presentations feature live and preserved animals, images, nature facts, and a question and answer session.

Cost: $75 program fee + $0.55/mile for travel from Butterfly Pavilion. Virtual classes are a flat $75 rate for up to 20 participants.

Choose from one of the classes to wow your group with an intriguing and interactive presentation, catered just to their needs!

Beautiful Butterflies*

Discover a rainbow of color as you explore tropical butterfly specimen from around the world, learn about their behaviors and life cycles. *Does not include live animals, only preserved specimen.

Butterfly Gardening*

Learn what it takes to attract local butterflies to your garden. We’ll teach you the skills necessary to create a garden space that will brighten your community. *Does not include live animals, only preserved specimen.

Bringing Butterfly Pavilion to You

Can’t make it to BP? Let us come to you with live invertebrates from around the world! We’ll take you on a virtual adventure to explore our incredible residents—insects, spiders and more.

Insect Lore

Did Grandmother Spider carry the sun on her back? Do butterflies bring good luck? Enjoy stories from cultures around the world featuring butterflies, beetles, dragonflies and spiders, and meet the live animals that tell the tale. Have a story of your own? We’d love to hear it!

Spooky Spiders

Open your minds and discover why these creepy crawlies aren’t actually as creepy as you might think! Safely meet a selection of live spiders!

Outreach programs require the use of a projector or big screen TV for our educator to display the interactive presentation.

Exhibits

Colorado Backyard

This immersive exhibit connects guests to the rich and diverse life that surrounds us, and inspires a greater commitment to conserve all of our natural treasures in Colorado and beyond.

Wings of the Tropics

Walk among free-flying butterflies in a tropical paradise.

Crawl-A-See-Em

Transport yourself to the Crawl-A-See-Em, home of Rosie the tarantula and other small wonders! Explore and learn about dozens of species of arthropods. Sharpen your observation skills as you discover animals hidden in their native habitats.

Water’s Edge

Explore the incredible diversity of underwater invertebrates.

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.

Offsite Exhibits

Upcoming Events

Beekeeping Bootcamp

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Typically held on Saturdays. Work alongside Butterfly Pavilion beekeeping experts and other beginner beekeepers, developing the skills necessary to achieve thriving beehives. Beekeeping Bootcamp is taught by a qualified beginning beekeeper class instructor through the Colorado State Beekeeping Association (CSBA)!
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Macro Photography

Classes typically are held on Saturdays. 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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Family Nature Club

Explores exciting nature topics with the whole family.
Explore exciting nature topics with the whole family! Workshops are typically held on Saturdays.
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