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Homeschool Day

Homeschoolers and your families, these days are reserved especially for you! Take advantage of these exciting opportunities to explore our engaging exhibits and interact with thousands of invertebrates! Each Homeschool Day incorporates themed activities great for all ages. These include various invertebrate investigations, talks with real scientists, fun crafts, and more.

May 23, 2024: Earn your green thumb with our gardening homeschool day! Learn about pollinators and native plants through fun classes and gardening projects. 

June 18, 2024: Join us for engaging outdoor classes and activities that explore the vital roles played by mosquitoes and other invertebrate "pests" in our ecosystems. Learn about their functions around the world and why they're essential for our planet during this special outdoor homeschool day! 

July 1, 2024 - 5-6 years old: Bug Bonanza Day 1 - Myriapod Mania

Join us as we explore the exciting universe of centipedes, millipedes, and other multiple-legged marvels.

July 1, 2024 - 7-9 years old: Bug Bonanza Day 1 - Myriapod Mania

Join us as we explore the exciting universe of centipedes, millipedes, and other multiple-legged marvels.

July 15-19, 2024 - Offsite Camp 10-12 years old: Pollinator to Plate

Embark on a flavorful journey to discover the vital role of pollinators in our food system. From beekeeping to gardening, this immersive experience will transform the way you see and savor your meals.

July 15-19, 2024 - 5-6 years old: Spider Week

Join us as we learn more about our eight-legged friends, engage with these miraculous creatures, and hold Rosie, the tarantula!

 

July 15-19, 2024 - 7-9 years old: Spider Week

Join us as we learn more about our eight-legged friends, engage with these miraculous creatures, and hold Rosie, the tarantula!

July 2, 2024 - 5-6 years old: Bug Bonanza Day 2 - Crustacean Crusaders

Dive deep into the world of crustaceans from marine coasts to freshwater creeks, and even your own backyard! 

July 2, 2024 - 7-9 years old: Bug Bonanza Day 2 - Crustacean Crusaders

Dive deep into the world of crustaceans from marine coasts to freshwater creeks, and even your own backyard! 

 

July 22-26, 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!

July 22-26, 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!

 

July 22-26, 2024 - Offsite Camp 10-12 years old: Nature's Engineers

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!

July 29-August 2 - 5-6 years old: Backyard Biodiversity

From the biggest trees to the bunnies and bugs, to the microscopic critters living in the dirt and water, our own backyards and outdoor spaces are teeming with life. Join us as we explore the abundant universe of plants and animals bustling about all around us!

July 29-August 2 - 7-9 years old: Backyard Biodiversity

From the biggest trees to the bunnies and bugs, to the microscopic critters living in the dirt and water, our own backyards and outdoor spaces are teeming with life. Join us as we explore the abundant universe of plants and animals bustling about all around us!

July 29-August 2 - Offsite Camp 10-12 years old: CSU Spur

Pollinator to Plate - Embark on a flavorful journey to discover the vital role of pollinators in our food system. From beekeeping to gardening, this immersive experience will transform the way you see and savor your meals.

July 3, 2024 - 5-6 years old: Bug Bonanza Day 3

Get ready for an insect invasion, where we explore and discover the diverse and incredible lives of insects around the world!

July 3, 2024 - 7-9 years old: Bug Bonanza Day 3 - Insects

Get ready for an insect invasion, where we explore and discover the diverse and incredible lives of insects around the world!

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 10-12 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!

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