Butterfly Pavilion Field Trips

Bring your class, camp, daycare, or other youth group and journey together through Butterfly Pavilion’s indoor and outdoor exhibits to discover the fascinating lives of invertebrates from desert, grassland, rainforest, ocean and freshwater environments.

Field trips feature hands-on experiences with live animals, interactive technology and invertebrate experts, self-guided exhibit exploration and/or facilitated class options with a Butterfly Pavilion educator, and curriculum-aligned content that explores science and conservation topics. 

Field Trip Details

  • Offered: Monday – Friday
  • Classes offered:
    • September-May: 9:30 a.m., 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:30 p.m.
    • Outdoor class are offered May 30-August 16
  • Self-guided visits by request
  • Student Pricing: $5/student for admission* + $3/student for class fee (if applicable)
  • Adult Pricing: One free adult/5 students, additional adults regular adult
    admission price
  • Capacity: 10-50 students/class
  • Junior Naturalist Adventure Guide: Add this self-guided booklet to your field trip for $3/student 
    • Follows 2nd, 3rd and 4th grade Next Generation Science Standards 
    • Includes interactive experiences, educational materials,  and hands-on activities
    • Students will receive a button and a certificate when they complete the guide, making them an official Junior Naturalist! 

*Partial admission scholarships available for qualifying groups. 

*Spring field trip class timeslots are beginning to fill up. Here are some tips for planning your visit:

  • 9:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. classes are the most likely to be available
  • Self-guided field trips are the most likely to receive their first choice date


Pre-K Field Trips

Nurture a love for our natural world in your young explorers with exciting field trips! Students engage in hands-on encounters with live animals and exhibit exploration. Our educators offer tailored classes for your Pre-K students with interactive activities and age-appropriate environmental topics.

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K-3rd Grade Field Trips

Engage your elementary learners with nature through our field trips! You can choose from self-led exhibit exploration or add an expert-led class to your visit. Our classes, led by Butterfly Pavilion educators, offer live animal encounters and exploration of curriculum-aligned content, including life cycles, habitats, and more!

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4th-5th Grade Field Trips

Take your upper elementary students on a captivating journey through the world of invertebrates. Our field trips blend exhibit exploration with optional expert-led classes that explore how animals survive, their functions in our ecosystems, and more. Our curriculum-aligned content explores science and conservation topics through interactive activities and live animal encounters, making learning hands-on and engaging for your students.

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6th-8th Grade Field Trips

Have your middle schoolers embark on an immersive field trip, interacting with live animals and learning from invertebrate experts. Choose self-guided exploration or add educator-led classes to your visit, all featuring curriculum-aligned science and conservation topics to spark curiosity and appreciation for our natural world in your students. Class topics range from our important pollinators to marine ecology, offering diverse subjects for your students to explore!

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9th-12th Grade Field Trip Programs

Prepare high school students for a deeper understanding of science and conservation. Our field trips offer interactive animal encounters, expert-led classes, and exhibit engagement for your students. Curriculum-aligned content and in-depth exploration of environmental topics ensure a comprehensive learning experience for older students to prepare them for advanced studies.

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Butterfly Pavilion offers scholarships to Title 1 schools or other groups with students qualifying for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) program as funding allows. Please click below to learn more.