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Keep your kids engaged in learning during school breaks.

*Registration for summer camps will be open on February 1.* Early Bird Registration for Members will open on January 24.

Butterfly Pavilion camps are designed to provide memorable experiences that connect kids to nature and encourage an appreciation for science. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

For ages 5 – 12.

*Registration for summer camps will be open on February 1.*

Early Bird Registration for Members will open on January 24.

All Butterfly Pavilion camps feature…

  • Hands-on activities that are engaging, informative, appeal to a variety of interests and abilities.
  • Opportunities to explore Butterfly Pavilion and experience the plants and animals that call it home.
  • Fun and exciting topics representing a range of STEAM disciplines.
  • Enthusiastic, knowledgeable and experienced counselors who will inspire, and care for, your camper.

Scroll down for upcoming camp information and registration. Please email us with any questions!

To get an email reminder when summer camp registration is live, just email Marissa at

Out of School & Spring Camp Registration is Open!

All camps incorporate nature, science, adventure, creativity, exploration and live animals.

 2020 Summer Camp FAQs

Our out of school camps are in line with Jefferson County’s family calendar.

Monday January 20: MLK Out of School Day Camp: Snug Bugs! : Let’s get snug as a bug in a rug!  Come join us for an exploration of hibernating bugs! Through games and crafts we will discover where bugs go in the winter and how they survive freezing temperatures.

Monday February 17: President’s Day Out of School Day Camp: Coral Adventure: Ever wondered what it’s like to see a coral reef up close? Dive into our camp and experience the launch of our brand new Florida coral reef exhibit and discover how coral reefs are made and the wonderful animals that live there. Splash on over to learn how coral reefs affect people, even here in Colorado!

Spring Break Camp: March 23-27 (both full week and single day registration available)

What exactly does it take to go from an egg to an adult bee? Is it the same process as a butterfly or an octopus? Join us during Spring Break to learn how some of our favorite tiny giants transform through fun games, crafts and live animal encounters.

Monday March 23: Butterflies and Moths

                Does a butterfly make a cocoon or chrysalis? What’s the difference? Join us in this tropical day to learn all about how butterflies and moths transform to the beautiful flying insects we see around the world.

Tuesday March 24: Under Water

                Do sea creatures like coral, sea jellies and octopuses transform like caterpillars into butterflies? Or is their transformation completely different? Dive down deep with us to learn about marine invertebrate life cycles and witness some of these amazing animals up close.

Wednesday March 25: Beetles, Ants and Bees

Does the larva of a beetle, ant or bee look similar to a moth? How are they different? Buzz on over as we step inside the homes of these mighty workers to see how their transformation is completed.

Thursday March 26: Plants

Do plants go through a transformation similar to bees or coral? Do they transform at all? Grow with us as we learn about different parts of the plant and how they survive based on where they live.

Friday March 27: Incomplete Metamorphosis

Lots of animals and plants transform but do they all transform with the same stages? Explore with us as we discover the different ways our animals and plants grow up.




Please note: Payment is due at the time of registration. Scholarships are available for up to 50% of camp cost for qualifying students. If you are applying for a scholarship, you must fill out the scholarship application form.

  • Full Day (9 am – 4 pm): Member $50, Nonmember $60
  • Half Day (9 am – 12 pm):Members $30, Nonmember $36

Extended Care Options

  • Early Drop Off (8 am – 8:45 am): $10/day or $40/week
  • Late Pick Up (4:15  – 5:00 pm): $10 day or $40/week
If you are applying for a scholarship, you must click here to register.  

2020 Summer Camp Dates 

Camp Week 1: June 1-5

Camp Week 2: June 8-12

Camp Week 3: June 15-19

Camp Week 4: June 22-26

Camp Week 5: June 29-July 3

Camp Week 6: July 6-10

Camp Week 7: July 13-17

Camp Week 8: July 20-24

Camp Week 9: July 27 – July 31

Camp Week 10: August 3-7

Camp Week 11: August 10-14


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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.


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.

Upcoming Events

Valentine's Day at Butterfly Pavilion

February 7 - 16
Bring the whole family for special butterflies, stunning orchids and a photo opportunity!
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