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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!

Mini Matriarchs: Exploring the Marvels of Invertebrate Motherhood

Celebrate Mother's Day at Butterfly Pavilion by learning about the matriarchs of the invertebrate world! Moms are important, even for invertebrates. Invertebrates are not usually known as good moms, but some of the animal kingdom’s most devoted mothers are invertebrates. Invertebrate mothers display a wide range of fascinating behaviors that allow them to reproduce and raise their young. Join us as we celebrate nature’s mini mothers. Learn the evolutionary significance of parental investment and how it has allowed invertebrates to become so successful.

Your instructor: Arachnologist Jackie Billotte M.S

*This lecture is intended for audiences 18+ but can be suitable for ages 16+ with an adult in attendance*"

Mother's Day Paint, Plant, and Promenade!

Moms are an important part of life, and they deserve some extra appreciation, and pollinators do too! Mother's Day at Butterfly Pavilion is full of fun activities! Together with your kids you can create beautiful artwork inspired by spring and the new life that comes with it, and plant seeds that will grow into native pollinator hubs this summer. Then, follow our staff on a guided promenade through our gardens full of flowers. The perfect way to spend the morning as a family!

What to expect:

  • Paint flowers made from pinecones with local artist Dani Forsyth!
  • Plant native flower seeds that you can take home and plant in your yard!
  • Promenade through the gardens around Butterfly Pavilion to observe native pollinators!



  • Non-members: $35/adult; $20/child
  • Members: $30/adult; $18/child
  • Children under 2 years old are free!
  • All supplies included in price of program



Natures Best Hope: A Webinar with Doug Tallamy

Join acclaimed ecologist Doug Tallamy in a transformative webinar on his book ""Nature's Best Hope."" Recent headlines highlight alarming declines in global insect populations and three billion fewer birds in North America, signaling a need for a shift in our landscape designs. Tallamy offers hope by emphasizing that these losses are not inevitable. Discover the power of selecting the right plants to address the biodiversity and climate crises. Tallamy will outline simple steps we can take to reverse decline and shift our relationship with nature. Register now for a sustainable and biodiverse future.


Doug Tallamy is the T. A. Baker Professor of Agriculture in the Department of Entomology and Wildlife Ecology at the University of Delaware, where he has authored 112 research publications and has taught insect related courses for 43 years. Chief among his research goals is to better understand the many ways insects interact with plants and how such interactions determine the diversity of animal communities. His books include Bringing Nature Home, The Living Landscape, co-authored with Rick Darke, Nature's Best Hope, a New York Times Best Seller, The Nature of Oaks, winner of the American Horticultural Society’s 2022 book award. In 2021 he cofounded Homegrown National Park with Michelle Alfandari ( His awards include recognition from The Garden Writer’s Association, Audubon, The National Wildlife Federation, Allegheny College, Ecoforesters, The Garden Club of America and The American Horticultural Association.

Origins Member Night

Join us for an exclusive evening dedicated to our valued members! Delve into the wonders of life's beginnings at our upcoming Origins Member Night event on Thursday, May 2nd. 

Patio/Small Space Gardening

No yard? No Problem! Anyone can create and indulge in a beautiful garden space, and any outdoor space can serve pollinators! Meet some small-space plant powerhouses, talk structure and resources in containers, and get inspired to make big change in little areas.

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 Garden Preparation & Planting

So you want a pollinator garden... but how do you make it a reality? Creating a healthy garden goes beyond pretty plant choices and where to place them. Learn the practical pieces of installation and habitat-friendly practices and approaches – explore planting techniques, soil health, irrigation and groundcover choices and more.

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