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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

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.  Your group can even hold Rosie the tarantula! 

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! Meet live spiders – a black widow and a Chilean Rose Hair tarantula (our famous Rosie!).

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

Exhibits

Colorado Backyard

Butterfly Pavilion's newest interactive 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.

Outdoor Gardens & Nature Trails

Explore the lifecycle of a Colorado ecosystem.

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.

Butterflies at Chatfield

This seasonal habitat at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms is home to hundreds of native Colorado butterflies such as swallowtails, monarchs, mourning cloaks and painted ladies. Butterflies at Chatfield is a partnership between Denver Botanic Gardens and Butterfly Pavilion.

Upcoming Events

Free Outdoor Movie Night

Now Showing - Bee Movie!

Pollinator Plant Sale

Take home sprouted native plants perfectly suited to our climate. Support and attract important pollinators, like butterflies and bees, to your garden. Your purchase includes complimentary garden design guides from our horticulture experts!

Rainforest Yoga for Families

Start your day breathing with the butterflies! Join us in the rainforest for a fun yoga class for the whole family. Led by local yogi Kelsey Mueller from Palangi Fit in Arvada, this hour-long practice will be sure to energize your day! And after the class, enjoy exploring all Butterfly Pavilion has to offer at your own pace.
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