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Arachnids Around Us

 

Arachnids Around Us! Livestream

Do you ever see spooky spiders or scary scorpions all around you? Join us for a virtual program as we explore the amazing arachnids that live among us. Figure out what makes an arachnid, unlearn some common misconceptions, and discover why having  Arachnids Around Us  is not as bad as it sounds!

 

Beekeeping Bootcamp Package 2021

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)!

Cost:

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

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

 

  • Thank you for your interest in our 2021 Beekeeping Bootcamp program at Butterfly Pavilion! We are planning on hosting again our 5-part beekeeping bootcamp classes and making adjustments for virtual learning as well as safe, modified, in-person time in our apiary in 2021. Classes can be purchased separately or as a package.
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  • 2021 Class dates are:
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  • Saturday January 23: Beekeeping Basics - 10am-1pm (all virtual)
  • Saturday April 10: Package Installation - 10am-1pm - intended to be online and in-person
  • Saturday June 12: Mid-Season Management and maladies - 10am-1pm - intended to be online and in-person
  • Saturday August 21: Honey Extraction - 10am-1pm - intended to be online and in-person
  • Saturday October 9: Preparing for Winter - 10am-1pm - intended to be online and in-person

 

Besieged Bees

 

Besieged Bees  suggested ages: 3rd -  6th grade
In this empowering program presented via interactive video conference, participants compare three types of bees, discover why bees are important, investigate their population decline, and generate ideas to help conserve and restore their numbers!

 

Please note that registrants will be sent a link to join the class 30 minutes prior to start time. We understand technical difficulties may occur, please contact registrar@butterflies.org with your questions.

 

BP Nature Nerds Family Club

Explore exciting nature topics with the whole family. Workshops typically take place the first Saturday of the month from 10:30 am - 12:00 pm.

COST:

Members: $6 Adults, $4 Children (2   12)
Non-members: $14 Adults, $6 Children (2   12)
Includes admission to Butterfly Pavilion

Please note:

Pre-registration and pre-payment required. Nature Nerds Family Club workshops are best suited for families with children ages 4-10.

30 person maximum per program.

Bringing a large group or have questions about ages? Call us at 720-974-1877 to see which tour can best accommodate you!

Programs are not eligible for senior discounts. Children under 2 years old are free of admission, but content is not well suited for this age range.

 

 

 

Bug Bites

 

Bug Bites   3rd  8th grade

Bugs for dinner?! This program reveals how common bug-eating really is in our own lives and in other cultures around the world!  Bone(less) appétit! 

Please note that registrants will be sent a link to join the class 30 minutes prior to start time. We understand technical difficulties may occur, please contact registrar@butterflies.org with your questions.

 

Butterflies in Our Backyard

 

Butterflies in our Backyard (all ages)

As spring returns, so do some beautiful pollinators! Explore the diverse and incredible world of butterflies from the migratory Monarchs to the high-altitude Hairstreak! Learn about ways you can participate in Citizen Science and monitor the butterflies where you live as we answer the question,  What butterflies live in our backyard? 

Please note that registrants will be sent a link to join the class 30 minutes prior to start time. We understand technical difficulties may occur, please contact registrar@butterflies.org with your questions.

 

 

 

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. 

 

Friday Winter Camp 2/12: Most Venomous

2/12: Most Venomous - Are black widow spiders the most venomous animals in the world? Can an octopus be venomous? What about bees? Come join us as we count down the most venomous bugs and underwater animals.

Friday Winter Camp 2/5: Incomplete Metamorphosis

2/5: Incomplete Metamorphosis - Can an animal have 3 stages in their life cycle? What about 6 stages? Do dragonflies have the same life cycle as spiders? Come join us to learn about the different types of bug life cycles.

Friday Winter Camp: 2/19: Bug Love

2/19: Invert Pairs - Do some bugs mate for life? Do spiders really eat their mates? Come join us as we learn the different ways that bugs mate.

Friday Winter Camp: 2/26 - Longest Living Inverts

2/26: Longest Living Inverts - Can sea urchins live as long as humans? Can some bugs live decades? Have you ever heard of the immortal jelly? Come join us as we learn about how long bugs and underwater animals can live.

General Admission Timed Entry Tickets

TICKETS DO NOT INCLUDE ACCESS TO THE PLAY AREA

Butterfly Pavilion is closed on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Tickets must be reserved for children under 2.

Late arrivals after 15 minutes will not be accommodated.

Promotional ticket pack for general admission available while supplies last starting January 24

Octopus Occasion ticket pack includes one plush toy and general admission tickets to our Survival, Water s Edge and Wings of the Tropics exhibits.

Members do not need to purchase the ticket pack to see Ollie the Octopus on display in our Water s Edge exhibit.

Ollie the Octopus is included with member reservations and general admission tickets.

Tickets are only valid for the date and time selected.

Timed entry is self-guided and allows 80 minutes in the facility. To maintain capacity, please limit your visit to 80 minutes and exit the facility.

All guests ages 3 and above are required to wear a mask to visit Butterfly Pavilion.

SNAP card, Library Adventure, five by five, and free pass holders must call 720-531-9375 to reserve tickets during front desk hours 9 am - 4:15 pm. Discount cannot be applied online.

Program $5 Admission Add-On

Add on admission for just $5 after your morning program, or before your evening program!

Spring Break Camp - Full Week

 

Spring Break: Colorado Ecosystems

 

Have you ever wondered how animals in your backyard are different than those in the mountains? What about plants in the prairie vs. the plants in the wetlands? Come join us as we learn about the different plants and animals in the different biomes found in our home state. 

 

 

Spring Break Camp Mon March 22: Wild Prairies

Monday: Wild Prairies Do tarantulas migrate down South? Are prairie dogs important for ecosystem health? What about ants? Come spend the day learning about the incredible animals that help make the prairie home.

Spring Break Camp: Fri March 26: Urban Ecosystems

Friday: Urban Are honey bees the only pollinators? Do centipedes like to live in or homes? What about spiders? Come spend the day learning about the incredible animals that help make the urban home.

Spring Break Camp: Thurs March 24: Mighty Mountains

Wednesday: Mountain Have you ever wondered where our state butterfly lives? What about if beetles harm the trees in the mountains or help them? Are wolves good for the environment or do they harm the environment. Come spend the day learning about the incredible animals that help make the mountains home.

Spring Break Camp: Thurs March 25: Awesome Alpines

Thursday: Alpine Does moss grow in the alpines? Do spiders live on the top of the mountains? What about butterflies? Come spend the day learning about the incredible animals that help make the alpine home.

Spring Break Camp: Tues March 23: Wild Wetlands

Tuesday: Wetland Do dragonflies fly really fast? Are beavers important for wetland health? What kind of plants grow in a wetland? Come spend the day learning about the incredible animals that help make the wetland home.

Sunset Stroll

Spend an evening 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!

Great for date night!

 

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