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Lecture and Flutter

Lecture and Flutter

Thinking about visiting us with your adult or senior group? Join Butterfly Pavilion's exciting adult-focused program and rediscover the joy of learning!

Step into the fascinating realm of butterflies with our exclusive program at Butterfly Pavilion: “Lecture and Flutter.” Immerse yourself in a captivating one-hour lecture led by our knowledgeable experts, where you’ll unravel the secrets of these delicate creatures and gain a deeper understanding of their vital role in nature. Following the enlightening lecture, embark on a self-guided tour through our enchanting gardens, where you can witness the mesmerizing beauty of butterflies up close and personal. Prepare for an unforgettable journey of discovery and wonder at Butterfly Pavilion’s “Lecture and Flutter” experience.


Sessions can be selected on a date of your choice, with the recommended time of 1:30- 2:30 pm.

$20 per person


Topics to choose from:

  • Colorado Pollinators
    • Pollinators are essential to our diverse Colorado ecosystem. Dive in to learn about all the bees, butterflies, beetles, moths and more that are the pollinator superheroes of Colorado.  
  • Intro to Inverts
    • Butterfly Pavilion is a world-renowned invertebrate zoo, but what is an invertebrate?? Invertebrates are an incredibly diverse group of animals that help keep our world in balance. During this class, you will meet some live invertebrate guests and have a thrilling intro to invertebrates!  
    • *Includes live animal guests
  • Amazing Arachnids
    • Arachnids are a group of arthropods consisting of spiders, harvestman, scorpions, ticks, and mites. They are one of the most feared and misunderstood groups of invertebrates. In this lesson, we go through the anatomy of arachnids, their environmental importance, the most common arachnids around us, and how we can conserve them for the future.  
    • *Includes live animal guest
  • Beautiful Butterflies
    • Discover a rainbow of color as you meet face-to-face with tropical butterfly specimen from around the world, and learn about the intriguing behaviors and complex life cycles of our fascinating fluttery friends.
  • Gardening for Pollinators
    • This class will teach you how to create a thriving garden that attracts and supports pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. You will learn about the importance of pollinators, how to choose the right plants for your garden, and how to create a healthy and sustainable garden ecosystem. Whether you are a seasoned gardener or just starting out, this class will equip you with the knowledge and skills to create a beautiful and beneficial garden for both you and the environment.