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July 8-12, 2024 - 5-6 years old: Aquatic Adventures

Explore the world of aquatic animals and ecosystems in this adventure filled camp! 

July 8-12, 2024 - 7-9 years old: Aquatic Adventures

Explore the world of aquatic animals and ecosystems in this adventure filled camp! 

July 8-12, 2024 - Offsite Camp 8-12 years old: Creatures, Myths, and Legends

Where did the stories of sea monsters like the Kraken come from? What other real-life creatures have inspired some of our favorite tales? Join us as we explore cultural stories, myths, and legends centered around some of our most charismatic creatures! 

June 10-14, 2024 - 5-6 years old: Aquatic Adventures

Explore the world of aquatic animals and ecosystems in this adventure filled camp!

June 10-14, 2024 - 7-9 years old: Aquatic Adventures

Explore the world of aquatic animals and ecosystems in this adventure filled camp!

 

June 10-14, 2024 - Offsite Camp 8-12 years old: Pollinator Garden Adventure

Let's get our hands dirty as we discover the buzzing world of pollinators and their habitats. Join us as we learn the essentials of gardening and the importance of pollination as we create our very own pollinator garden.

June 17-21, 2024 - 5-6-years-old: Powerful Pollinators

Explore the world of pollinators and discover their superpowers and why we rely on them!  Did you know that we wouldn’t have chocolate without them?

June 17-21, 2024 - 7-9-years-old: Powerful Pollinators

Explore the world of pollinators and discover their superpowers and why we rely on them!  Did you know that we wouldn't have chocolate without them?

June 17-21, 2024 - Offsite Camp 5-9 years old: Buzzing Bites

Don't miss out as we uncover the essential role of pollinators for the food we eat! Through hands-on gardening to food product challenges, campers will understand how these creatures shape our food.

 

June 24-28, 2024 - 5-6 years old: Spineless Superheroes

Unleash your inner superhero as we explore the fascinating world of bugs and their extraordinary abilities. Join us for a week of discovery, adventure, and hands-on activities that prove even the smallest creatures can be the mightiest of all!

June 24-28, 2024 - 7-9 years old: Creatures, Myths, and Legends

Where did the stories of sea monsters like the Kraken come from? What other real-life creatures have inspired some of our favorite tales? Join us as we explore cultural stories, myths, and legends centered around some of our most charismatic creatures! 

June 24-28, 2024 - Offsite Camp 8-12 years old: Bug Builders

Discover how nature's smallest creatures create incredible structures and inspire today's latest technology. Experience hands-on learning and compete in engineering design challenges to see if you’re smarter than a bug! 

June 3-7, 2024 - 5-6 years old: Junior Zookeeper

Immerse yourself in the world of a zookeeper and experience what they do every day at Butterfly Pavilion!

June 3-7, 2024 - 7-9 years old: Junior Zookeeper

Immerse yourself in the world of a zookeeper and experience what they do every day at Butterfly Pavilion! 

Member Hour

Welcome to Member Hour!

Members now have the opportunity to have Butterfly Pavilion all to themselves! During Member Hour, members can visit either one hour before or one hour after we are open to General Admission guests and groups.

Book ahead to reserve your space or show your membership card when you arrive - we look forward to seeing you there!

Native Bees of the Rocky Mountain Region

Butterfly Pavilion is hosting its first-ever Adult "Learn about the diversity of our pollinators of the Rocky Mountain Region. This talk will highlight the origins, differences and preferences of the many different bees that we see in our region along with solutions to contribute to their continued success.

Your instructor: Ryan Bartlett lives in Denver, Colorado with his wife and two daughters. He is a certified Arborist, Naturalist and plant pathologist and is the lead instructor for the Arborist Apprenticeship Program at Front Range Community College. In addition to his primary profession as an arborist, he established the organization, Colorado Native Bee, an educational organization spotlighting more than 1000 species of native bees in the State of Colorado. Through Colorado Native Bee, Ryan has spearheaded outreach to educate about the importance of native plants and native pollinator conservation. Ryan enjoys speaking in various settings such as schools, conferences, state parks, state legislature hearings, to elevate native pollinators, habitat and arboriculture issues. He just finished his latest project writing a Field Guide to Native Bees of the Western United States.

Photo Hour

Relish a quiet hour of morning light photography in the tropical rainforest before open our doors to the public. Snap photos of beautiful butterflies and exotic tropical flowers in the morning light. Sessions are offered monthly and begin at 8:00am.

Cost:  $10 for non-members, $8.00 for members. Note: This session is self-guided. Participants supply own equipment.

Pollinator Garden Maintenance & Care

What does it take to have a garden space that is truly pollinator-friendly? Explore techniques and approaches in encouraging your garden to thrive as it’s own mini-ecosystem, and reap the benefits of less money, time, and resources spent on your space. Learn the do’s and don’ts of clean up, the signs and symptoms of different visitors to your garden, and the magic in embracing a little bit of “mess”.

Pollinator Gardening Mini-Bootcamp

If you ve always wanted to see more butterflies in your garden, have bigger harvests from your kitchen garden, or just make a positive difference for the planet, pollinator habitat gardening could be for you! This 90-minute interactive workshop will introduce you to the principles and practices of pollinator habitat gardening, from site assessment to design to maintenance. Learn about bees, butterflies, and other pollinators while also learning how simple changes to your landscape can add food, shelter, and other resources for these important animals.

 

Pollinators Miniworld - Clouded Sulphur Butterfly

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

Learn how to build your own Preserved Miniworld in this exciting class.

Taught by The Terrorium Shop, Denver’s natural history store, you will learn how to assemble a beautifully preserved display showcasing elements of nature. Completely put your own spin on this itty bitty world and have it for years to treasure.

This class will start with a short lecture on native pollinators by the Butterfly Pavilion and then go into the art portion. The specimen we will work with is a Colorado native butterfly, Colias philodice.

Included is one 2.25""x 3.75"" glass dome with a cork base (pictured), 1 mounted sulphur butterfly specimen (Colias philodice), crystals, dried botanicals, and moss.

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