Youth Outreach Programs
No bus? No problem! Butterfly Pavilion can bring a program directly to your school or community site.
Programs feature an interactive lesson and small group investigations facilitated by a Butterfly Pavilion educator, hands-on explorations with live animals and/or specimens, models and media, and curriculum-aligned content that explores science and conservation topics.
All outreach programs incur a travel fee of $0.56/mile round trip between your site and Butterfly Pavilion. Partial program scholarships may be available for qualifying groups.
Length: 45 minutes
Fee: $100/session + travel; sequential sessions discounted 15%
Group Size/Session: 30 participants/session; additional programs required for larger groups
Itsy Bitsy Bugs – 3-1st Grade
Youngsters meet live bugs and learn about bugs they may find outside at their home or school through dramatic play and music.
Flutterby – Age 3-1st grade
As a whole group, students reveal how butterflies and moths differ by dressing up a student or teacher and studying preserved butterflies and moths, then experience the butterfly life cycle in an active metamorphosis game. Curriculum-aligned.
Creepy Crawly Story Time – Age 3-3rd grade
By reading beloved stories and encountering live animals, children and families come to appreciate various invertebrates as they take on a whole new dimension as literary characters.
Miss Muffet Story Time – Age 3-3rd grade
Children and families will hear a classic spider story, visit with a spider puppet to learn about unique spider anatomy, and safely encounter live spiders.
Metamorphosis Moves – 1st-6th grade
Led by a Butterfly Pavilion science educator and a Colorado Ballet dance educator, students dance and move to experience the life cycle of a butterfly and examine preserved specimens of each stage. Curriculum-aligned. An additional travel fee is assessed by CO Ballet dependent upon travel time and distance.
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: $200/session + travel, sequential sessions discounted
Group Size/Session: 30 students/session
Bug Safari – Age 3-Adult
In this presentation, guests meet invertebrates from environments around the globe, hear about their characteristics, where and how they live, and why they are important in our world.
Length: 60 minutes
Fee: $125/session + travel; sequential sessions discounted
Group Size/Session: 10-125 participants (children & adults)/session
Afterschool Enrichment Series – PreK-6th grade
Butterfly Pavilion offers a series of engaging, play-based programs infused with science content and fun designed for youth groups, camps, childcare programs and schools working with youth K-6 after school or during school breaks. Email email@example.com for more information. Curriculum-aligned.
Butterfly Pavilion offers scholarships to Title 1 schools or other groups with 50% or more of the students qualifying for the Federal Free and Reduced Lunch (FRL) program.Scholarships