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Every season we have camps to keep kids engaged in science

Butterfly Pavilion camps are designed to provide kids with memorable experiences that connect them to nature and encourage an appreciation for science.

Led by a dynamic education team, our camps incorporate exploration, inquiry, art, drama, and play into programs that appeal to a variety of interests and abilities. Camps are offered during the summer from June to August, as well as on Out of School Days during the school year for youth ages 5-12. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

Full Day (9am-4pm): Nonmember – $50 Member $45
Half Day (9am-12pm): Nonmember – $30 Member – $27
Early Drop Off (8am-8:45am) – $5
Late Pick Up (4:15-5pm) – $5

About Our Camps

All Butterfly Pavilion camps feature: Hands-on activities that are engaging and informative 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 engage, inspire, and care for your camper. Have questions?

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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.

Invertebrate World

Immerse yourself in an explosion of invertebrate diversity.

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

12 Days of Invertebrates

A holiday-themed showcase of spineless wonders!

Winter Camps

For kids ages 5-12.
For kids ages 5-12. Spend your school break learning and exploring!
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How to Walk on Water and Climb Up Walls with Dr. David Hu

Join Dr. Hu from the Georgia Institute of Technology for this exciting talk and book signing that will reveal the unbelievable ways in which animals interact with water.
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