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Butterfly Pavilion will be closing early for Private Events on 12/10/2022 and 12/15/2022 at 3:00pm with last admission at 2:15pm.

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; self-guided available for weekends 

Ages/Grades: PreK-12

Class Times: 9:00, 10:00, 11:00; 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 10 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

Colorado Backyard

This immersive 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.

Survival

Transport yourself to the Survival exhibit, 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.

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.

Offsite Exhibits

Upcoming Events

Butterfly Pinning 101

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Beekeeping Bootcamp

At Butterfly Pavilion
Typically held on Saturdays. Work alongside Butterfly Pavilion beekeeping experts and other beginner beekeepers, developing the skills necessary to achieve thriving beehives. Beekeeping Bootcamp is taught by a qualified beginning beekeeper class instructor through the Colorado State Beekeeping Association (CSBA)!
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Macro Photography

Classes typically are held on Saturdays. Whether you’re a paparazzo or can’t figure out your camera phone, join expert photographer Bob Krugmire for hands-on instruction that will teach you to maximize the potential of your camera!
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