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Please be advised: Butterfly Pavilion will be closing early on Sunday, March 3 at 2:00 p.m. with last admission at 1:15 p.m.

Scorpion Pinning Workshop

December 7, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Embark on an enthralling adventure at Butterfly Pavilion, hosted by The Terrorium Shop, Denver’s premier natural history store. In this class you will learn everything you need to know to mount your very own scorpion specimen.    

This class will start off with a short lecture discussing the anatomy and lifestyle habits of the selected specimens. Understanding the significance of scorpions in ecosystems helps us appreciate their role in nature’s balance and encourages efforts to protect and conserve these creatures and their habitats. You will learn about relaxing chambers, the different types and how to make a quick, easy relaxing chamber from household items. The last portion of the class will be hands on pinning of your specimen.  

Each person will receive one relaxed scorpion, a mini relaxing chamber, their own pinning board and their own set of entomology pins.  



  • $65 Non-Member  
  • $60 Member 

*This class is intended for adults but is suitable for 16+ with an adult in attendance*

Program Highlights:

  • Taught by The Terrorium Shop: Learn from experts at Denver’s renowned natural history store. 
  • Comprehensive Learning: Acquire in-depth knowledge about the anatomy and lifestyle habits of selected scorpion specimens. 
  • Lecture Component: Engage in a short lecture that covers the fundamentals, including details about relaxing chambers. 
  • Hands-On Experience: The majority of the class is dedicated to hands-on learning, specifically the pinning of your scorpion specimen. 
  • Materials Provided: Each participant will receive a relaxed scorpion, a mini relaxing chamber, a pinning board, and their own set of entomology pins.