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Seasonal Kids Camps at Butterfly Pavilion

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. Scroll down for upcoming Out of School Camp, Spring Break Camp and Summer Camp information and registration. 

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.

Summer Camps

PLEASE NOTE: Due to recent developments around COVID-19 in Colorado, Butterfly Pavilion will be limiting our summer camp registration to 10 students per camp room (20 total campers) per day to encourage social distancing.  We are making many modifications and taking many precautions in preparation for a safe, fun in-person summer camp and we will update parents and this site if this changes.

2020 Butterfly Pavilion Summer Camp COVID-19 FAQ

2020 Summer Camp FAQs

If you have questions or concerns, please email mcopan@butterflies.org.

2020 Summer Camp Dates 

Week 1: June 1-5: Spider Week – SOLD OUT

Does your kiddo love Rosie? A Spiderman fan?  Do you want them to turn the corner from fear to appreciation of our arachnid friends?  This camp will explore all the fun, fascination, care, and handling of our awesome eight-legged pals.

Week 2: June 8-12: Junior Zookeeper – SOLD OUT

We are bringing back a favorite camp for an even more in-depth and up close look into the life of a Zookeeper! Are your kids always bringing home bugs? Do they love taking care of animals?  In this camp, we are going behind the scenes of Butterfly Pavilion to see what it takes to be a Zookeeper. We’ll meet real Zookeepers & get to care for our very own animals! Been to this camp before? This time, we’ll go more in-depth and explore different animals with our expert keepers and educators. 

Week 3: June 15-19: Kid vs. Wild Survival Camp – SOLD OUT Are you ready for adventure? Join us for an exciting outdoor adventure camp filled with hiking, shelter building, map reading, tracking, and other amazing survival skills! Be prepared to face the great outdoors as things get wild!

Week 4: June 22-26: Mythbusters – SOLD OUT – Is a daddy longlegs the deadliest spider in the world?  Can you make two worms out of one? Can you tell how old a ladybug is by its spots?  In this experiment and science-based camp, we will bust some common myths and learn some amazing truths about the unique animals we have here.

Week 5: June 29-July 3: Aquatic Adventures  – SOLD OUT –Rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, and saltwater tanks – all teeming with life! Discover aquatic invertebrates like stoneflies and crawdads, find out what makes a healthy waterway, meet real ocean animals, and prepare to get splashed during this wet and wild week.

Week 6: July 6-10: Spider Week (same theme as week 1)

Week 7: July 13-17: Junior Zookeeper (same theme as week 2)  

Week 8: July 20-24: Kid vs. Wild (same theme as week 3) 

Week 9: July 27 – July 31: Mythbusters (same theme as week 4)

Week 10: August 3-7: Aquatic Adventures (same theme as week 5) 

Week 11: August 10-14: Time Travelers –  SOLD OUT –Can you imagine a dragonfly bigger than a hawk? A millipede as big as a car? Aliens living among us?  In this camp we will travel back in time to the Carboniferous period when giant arthropods ruled the earth and imagine what a sci-fi future could look like.  We will study fossils, make life-size replicas, and meet some of their modern day cousins.

Summer Camp Pricing

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 Week (Monday – Friday) 

  • Full Day (9 am – 4 pm): Member $240, Nonmember $265
  • Half Day (9 am – 12 pm):Member $135, Nonmember $155
  • Camps week 5 & 6 only: Full Day (9 am – 4 pm): Member $200, Nonmember $235; Half Day (9 am – 12 pm): Member $100, Nonmember $125

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

Special thanks to our camp sponsor!

Exhibits

Live Chrysalis Camera

See butterflies as they emerge in Butterfly Pavilion’s Wings of the Tropics!

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.

Upcoming Events

Butterfly Pavilion is Open!

An experience that connects you to the great wide world outside your door.
When you’re ready to visit, Butterfly Pavilion will be here to bring the fun and engagement you and your loved ones have been missing, while ensuring your health and safety. 
Reserve Your Tickets

Who Needs a Habitat? (K-3rd grade suggested)

Join us for a virtual learning series, all about habitats!
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The Coral Connection (all ages)

August 11th, 12th & 13th at 11 am
Join us for a virtual learning series, all about coral!
Click here to register