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Scout Classes & Programs

Meet your Girl or Boy Scout badge requirements by scheduling one of our fun, inquiry-based classes!

These 40 minute programs are offered weekday afternoons and Saturdays based on availability. Classes must be reserved at least 2 weeks in advance.

Girl Scout Bug Badge Class:

  • See bugs in action
  • Explore bug homes
  • Take a bug field trip
  • Try a bug craft!

Boy Scout Insect Study Badge Class:

  • Tell how insects are different from all other animals.
  • Show how insects are different from centipedes and spiders.
  • Point out and name the main parts of an insect.
  • Describe the characteristics that distinguish the principal families and orders of insects.
  • Compare the life histories of a butterfly and a grasshopper. Tell how they are different.
  • Tell things that make social insects different from solitary insects.
  • Tell how insects fit in the food chains of other insects, fish, birds, and mammals.

Cost for Badge Class:

Group Admission +  $25 class cost per group.

Group Admission – for groups of 10 or more paying guests. 

  • Adult – $10
  • Seniors (65+) – $8
  • Children (2-12) – $6
  • Children (under 2) – FREE
  • Class – $25

Other Programs for Scouts: 

  • Cub Scout Day is on April 20, 2019 & Girl Scout Day is on November 9!    Registration for Cub Scout Day is open and Girl Scout Day tickets will be available in the summer.
  • We can come to you with an Outreach Program
  • Zoo Snooze Overnight Adventures are great opportunities for troops to earn their badges!

Upcoming 2019 Zoo Snooze dates: 

  • Friday April 26 – Saturday April 27 – Family Overnight – includes City Nature Challenge the next morning! – Great for All Scouts!
  • Saturday June 29 – Sunday June 30 – Kids Only Overnight!
  • Saturday September 28 – Sunday September 29 – Boy Scout Insect Merit Badge Overnight

Email mcopan@butterflies.org with any questions.

Cub Scout Day

Mark your calendars for one wild time!

April 20, 2019 | 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Boy scouts are invited to Butterfly Pavilion for fun activities, animal encounters, outdoor explorations to meet adventure requirements and more.

Registration includes:

  • Access to all of our indoor and outdoor exhibits!
    • Scout self-guided scavenger hunt (which can tick off many requirements!)
  • A full schedule of scout programs, all centered on outdoor exploration, respect for plants and wildlife, and making our world a better place!
  • Several activity stations set up throughout the Pavilion for groups to explore at their own pace
  • A certificate for having attended Cub Scout Day at Butterfly Pavilion!
  • Vendors with more games, crafts and activities!

Cost: 

Individual Adults: $12 (members $5)
Individual Scouts and accompanying siblings ages 2-12: $8 (members $5)
Children under 2: FREE

We are happy to offer group rates for troops if you meet the following criteria:

  • There are 10 or more guests in your group.
  • You pay for the entire group with one payment.
  • Scout leaders will get in for free with 10 or more scouts
  • Basic scout troop pricing is:
    Adults: $10.00 (after 2 adults)
    Children(2-12): $6.00 (after 8 scouts)
    Under 2: Free, as always

*includes general admission as well as extra scout activities.

Please note: 

  • For Leaders: Scouts will still need to purchase the badges that they earn directly through Girl Scouts, but we will have discounted Butterfly Pavilion badges and patches available in the gift shop to commemorate your experience!
  • For Groups: Siblings are welcome, please list them as a child ticket. One adult per group required. Must pay for the entire group with one payment. Advanced tickets are required.
  • Receiving Tickets: The group leader will receive one ticket for the whole group, so your entire group must all be present to enter.
  • Refunds, exchanges or transfers: Girl Scout Day at Butterfly Pavilion issues no refunds, exchanges or transfers.  Please do your best to get an accurate group count upon purchasing, as you will not be able to receive a refund.

Email mcopan@butterflies.org with any questions.