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Homeschool Field Trip

Homeschoolers and families, take a field trip together at Butterfly Pavilion! Take advantage of these exciting opportunities to explore our engaging exhibits and interact with thousands of invertebrates, all without the crowds!

Upcoming Homeschool Days:

Field trips include:

  • Self-guided exploration of indoor and outdoor exhibits
  • The option to deepen learning by adding a 45-minute facilitated class with a Butterfly Pavilion educator
  • An exhibit rotation guide to help chaperone groups disperse throughout the facility

To qualify for our group rates (see below), your group visit must meet the following criteria:

  1. At least one chaperone for every ten children.

  2. Payment for the entire group with one payment. We accept cash and all major credit cards.

  3. Request must be received and confirmed in advance of visit, at least 72 hour notice. 2 weeks notice for classes.

Offered: Year round, M-F, 9am-4:15pm

Ages/Grades: PreK-12

Class Times: 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30; must arrive at least 15 minutes before class time

Fee: $6/student* plus $25 for the group to add a facilitated class

          1 adult admitted free for every 5 students (additional adults $12/person)

Group size: For Homeschool Groups there is no minimum size. Must maintain 1 teacher per 10 student ratio.

For more information regarding Homeschool Day please contact education@butterflies.org.

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

Winter Camps at Butterfly Pavilion

Explore the world of invertebrates with Butterfly Pavilion this Winter!
Register For Winter Camps

2021 Summer Camps at Butterfly Pavilion

6/1 - 8/13
Explore the world of invertebrates this summer with Butterfly Pavilion in a series of hands on summer camp programs that your kids will love!
Register Here

Spring Break Camps: Colorado Ecosystems

March 22nd - April 2nd
Discover the incredible plants & invertebrates that inhabit our local Colorado ecosystems!
Register Here