Beekeeping Bootcamp Package 2020

About Beekeeping Bootcamp

These workshops are designed to support beginning beekeepers all the through their first season. Workshops are taught by Mario Padilla, Butterfly Pavilion Entomologist and knowledgeable beekeeper. You ll work alongside Mario and other learning beekeepers, developing the skills necessary to achieve thriving hives. Beekeeping Bootcamp is qualified through the Colorado State Beekeeping Association (CSBA)!


Member: $150 for first participant, $50 for one additional participant

Non-member: $165 for first participant, $75 for one additional participant

2020 Workshop Dates

  • Workshop 1: Beekeeping Basics   January 18, 2020, 10:00 am   1:00 pm
  • Workshop 2: Package Installation and Early Season Management   April 11, 2020, 10:00 am   1:00 pm
  • Workshop 3: Mid-season Management and Maladies   June 13, 2020, 10:00 am   1:00 pm
  • Workshop 4: Honey Extraction   August 15, 2020, 10:00 am   1:00 pm
  • Workshop 5: Preparing for Winter    October 10, 2020, 10:00 am   1:00 pm


Butterfly Pavilion Rainforest Yoga

Experience a rejuvenating yoga class in our tropical rainforest. Led by one of our rotating instructors, classes provide an amazing opportunity to transcend the hustle and bustle of daily life as you practice amongst the butterflies in our conservatory.

Refunds/Transfers: If you are no longer able to attend, please contact Butterfly Pavilion 48 hours before your class and you will be given the option to transfer your registration to a different date. No refunds are given once the class has been purchased, unless Butterfly Pavilion cancels the class for any reason.  No transfers will be allowed after the class has ended if the participant is unable to attend. 


Macro Photography

Whether you’re a paparazzo or can’t figure out your camera, phone, join expert photographer Bob Krugmire for hands-on instruction that will teach you to maximize the potential of your camera! Leave with better skills, knowledge, and tons of fantastic close-up shots.  Space is limited!  Pre-registration and pre-payment are required.

Nature + Music: Butterfly Lover's Concerto

Through these unique hikes, Butterfly Pavilion & Boulder Open Space and Mountain Parks seeks to bridge music and nature exploration, helping to evoke a feeling of wonder and awe of nature’s beauty and fragility. We hope you can join us on these hikes and spark your creative spirit. All are welcome! Program is free to attend, but spaces are limited.

New Year's Day Intention Setting Workshop

New Year's Day Intention Setting Workshop with Molly McConnell

Spring Photo Workshop - 2 Day

2 day Spring Photo Workshop led by Bob Krugmire

Saturday May 16 - Sunday May 17, 8am-11am both days.

Day 1 will meet at Butterfly Pavilion and will go over equipment, shooting, and will feature some behind the scenes special bugs for private shooting.

Day 2 will meet at Standley Lake for a tour with their head ranger and a guided shoot then head back to Butterfly Pavilion where we critique your two favorite photos from Day 1 and end with questions, more shooting time, and new-found knowledge of photography!

Great for beginner-intermediate; all levels welcome. No super fancy equipment required!

Admission and breakfast included both days.

Tripod Photography

Relish a quiet hour of tripod photography in the tropical rainforest before we open our doors to the public. Snap photos of awakening butterflies and exotic tropical flowers in the morning light. Sessions are offered monthly and begin at 7:45 am.

You may pre-register and pay online (preferred) or pay at the door.  Program is limited to 25 participants.

Cost:  $15 for non-members, $11.00 for members. Note: This session is self-guided. Participants supply own equipment.

If you are experiencing trouble with online registration, please email to sign up.

If you have questions about this program, please email or call 720-974-1877






Valentine's Day Sunset Stroll

Spend Valentine’s Day in the rainforest as we take a leisurely stroll and explore the wonders of the tropics at dusk. You’ll discover creatures seldom seen during the day, experience dusk-blooming flowers, and more on this short guided tour accompanied with lots of self-led exploration time! Cost: $15/person – non-member rate $11/person – member rate

Zoo Snooze Overnight Adventure

Grab your tents and sleeping bags and get ready for a family-friendly, ZOOpendous overnight at Butterfly Pavilion!

Members: $50 per person, Nonmembers: $60 per person, Groups of 5 or more: $40 per person. Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Minimum age is 5 years old.

*Kids Only Zoo Snooze does not need an adult chaperone. Scout and Family Snoozes require one adult to attend per every 5 kids.

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