Family Programs

Butterfly Quest After Hours

Are you interested in learning about the fascinating life of butterflies? Look no further than Butterfly Quest, a community science initiative designed to track the lifespans of butterflies in our conservatory. 

Join us for Butterfly Quest After Hours and become a butterfly researcher for the evening! Learn about proper tagging techniques and identify tagged butterflies as they flutter around our beautiful conservatory. 

Butterfly Pavilion educators will guide you through this incredible experience, and provide you with expert knowledge and insight into the world of butterflies. 

Be a community scientist and discover the magical world of butterflies. You can help provide invaluable information for Butterfly Pavilion s butterfly conservation efforts and understanding the lifecycles of these incredible creatures. 

Sign up for Butterfly Quest After Hours and uncover the secrets of the butterfly world.

Family Science Night

5:30 - 7:30pm

Experience Family Science Nights at Butterfly Pavilion for the unbeatable price of $5 per person! At these events, you can explore our exhibits after hours and enjoy self guided activities at themed stations scattered through the exhibits! As a bonus, upon completing all activities, each family member earns a special sticker and enjoys a 10% discount in our gift shop! Make your family nights memorable with our affordable and educational after-hours experience! Registration required!

January: Metamorphosis

February: What do invertebrate families look like?

March: Women in STEM!

April: Biomimicry

May: Spring

June: Pollinators

Girl Scouts Day 2024

Design your own pollinator garden, flutter through the enchanting world of butterflies, and learn about the adventures of Girl Scouts during a delightful morning at Butterfly Pavilion!  Families will engage in interactive stations to delve into the world of bugs, their habitats, and what it means to be a Girl Scout. This event caters to Pre-K, kindergarten, and first-grade girls who haven't yet joined Girl Scouts, but they want to check it out! Following the program, explore the exhibits!


Scouts Day 2024

Learn all about Scouts and enjoy an exploration-filled day!

What to expect:

- Enjoy Butterfly Pavilion s exhibits indoors and out with a scavenger hunt and activities sheet that you can pick up from the Scouts table after checking in!

- Sign up for a special bug-hunt walk around our outdoor exhibits by visiting the Scouts table! The guided expeditions will be at 10:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Spaces are limited, and sign-ups will be on a first come, first serve basis.

- Visit with representatives from local Scouts troops to see if scouting might be right for your child!

You do not need to be a Scout to register for Scouts Day! Stay for the entire day or a few hours.  Pre-registration for the Scout event is required, so sign up now!


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