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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)!

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

 

Birthday Parties at Butterfly Pavilion

RESERVE A DATE FOR YOUR PARTY!!

Step 1:  Scroll through the calendar to find an available date and time.

Step 2:  Select the party package that best fits the # of your guests.

Step 3:   Select any extra party items available for purchase.

Step 4:  Answer the questions regarding your guests.

Step 5:  Enter your contact information and make payment.
             A confirmation letter, contract, and FAQ will be emailed to you.


Note:  You will be contacted by a BP Birthday Ambassador before your selected date to review your birthday party plans.

Click here to view a list of Frequently Asked 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.

 

 

 

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. 

 

Flashlight Tours

Experience a thrilling after-hours tour through the beautiful masquerade of the insect world!

Pre-registration required- up to 18 guests in each group. Min age 5 years old - participants 17 and younger must be accompanied by an adult

General Admission

Explore the hidden heroes of the animal kingdom at Butterfly Pavilion, the world's only stand-alone, Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) accredited invertebrate zoo. This zoo of small wonders is unlike anything you have seen before!

Butterfly Pavilion's operating hours are 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Last entry is 4:15 p.m.

Note: Butterfly Pavilion is CLOSED Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day.

No Refunds, exchanges or transfers

You will be asked to select a date for your visit. However, you are welcome to use the ticket any day

Tickets expire December 31st of the year purchased

Print your tickets at home or show the ticket on your phone

 

Girl Scout Day

Girl Scout Day Includes:

Access to all of our indoor and outdoor exhibits!

Scout self-guided scavenger hunt (which can tick off many steps!)

A full schedule of scout programs, all centered around bugs, science, and making our world a better place!

Several stations with crafts, snacks, activities, and discussions set up throughout the Pavilion for groups to explore at their own pace -- all based on the Brownie Bug Badge and Rosie Petal!

A reusable tote for having attended Girl Scout Day at Butterfly Pavilion!

Vendors with more games, crafts, activities & giveaways!

INDIVIDUAL RATES (groups of less than 10):

Individual Adults: $12 (members $5)

Individual Scouts: $8 (members $5)

Children under 2: FREE

TROOPS:

We are happy to offer group rates for troops if you meet the following criteria:

There are 10 or more guests (both adults and scouts) in your group. Siblings are welcome, please list them as a child ticket. Need at least one adult per group.

You pay for the entire group with one payment.


Troop Adults: $10.00
Troop Child (2-12): $6.00
Under 2: Free, as always

*includes general admission as well as extra scout activities.

Please note: 

For Leaders: Scouts will still need to purchase the badges that they earn directly through Girl Scouts, but we will have discounted Butterfly Pavilion badges and patches available in the gift shop to commemorate your experience!  

For Groups: Siblings are welcome, please list them as a child ticket. One adult per group required. Must pay for the entire group with one payment. Advanced tickets are required.

Receiving Tickets: The group leader will receive one ticket for the whole group, so your entire group must all be present to enter.

Refunds, exchanges or transfers: Girl Scout Day at Butterfly Pavilion issues no refunds, exchanges or transfers.  Please do your best to get an accurate group count upon purchasing, as you will not be able to receive a refund.

 

 

Group Sales

  • We are happy to offer group rates if you meet the following Criteria:
  • There are 10 or more paying guests in your group.
  • You pay for the entire group with one payment.
  • You make a reservation at least 72 business hours in advance.
  • Group discounts available and vary depending on the size of the group. Basic group pricing is:
    • Adults: $10.00
    • Seniors: $8.00
    • Children (2-12): $6.00
    • Under 2: Free, as always
  • A $50 deposit will be collected when you submit your Group Reservation Request Form.

 

If you have questions, please call the registrar at 720-974-1861.

NOTE: If you are a school, camp or youth group, please register for a Field Trip, rather than a Group Visit

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A visit to Butterfly Pavilion is recognized as one of the best fun group activities in the metro area. We would love to host your group!

We offer group visit reservation times every day from 9:00am to 4:15pm. We have educators in every exhibit to help interact with some of our animals and to answer your questions, therefore, we do not offer guided tours.  Each year we host hundreds of groups, from tourist from around the world to local business groups. We hope you choose Butterfly Pavilion as one of your fun group activities for family and friends.

We are happy to offer group rates if you meet the following criteria:

There are 10 or more paying guests in your group.

You pay for the entire group with one payment.

You make a reservation at least 72 business hours in advance.

Group discounts available and vary depending on the size of the group. Basic group pricing is:

Adults: $10.00

Seniors: $8.00

Children(2-12): $6.00

Under 2: Free, as always

A $50 deposit will be collected when you submit your reservation request.

Request a group reservation by completing the Group Reservation Request Form. If you have questions, please call the registrar at 720-974-1861

 

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, all without the crowds! Each Homeschool Day incorporates themed activities great for all ages. These include various invertebrate investigations, talks with real scientists, fun crafts, and more.

 

Low Sensory Mornings at Butterfly Pavilion

Here at Butterfly Pavilion, we know that things can get pretty hectic with busy butterflies, bees and bodies buzzing around during the day. Join us for a low-sensory morning before we open to the public that meets the needs of families that need to experience the Pavilion in a different way. With natural lighting, quiet tones, and limited admission – this experience offers your little one an enjoyable, low-key experience just for them. Each Low Sensory Morning offers guided interpretation in each exhibit, optional activity guides, and an interactive Storytime program.

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.

Mommy to Be Rainforest Yoga

Geared specifically for moms-to-be, this class provides a nature-centric yoga experience to rejuvenate your mind and body. Surround yourself with exotic plants and beautiful butterflies, and share your experience with a safe, welcoming community. Guided by Kelsey Mueller of Palangi Fit in Arvada.

October 25 Fall Break Camp: Trick or Treat

October 25 Day Camp Trick or Treat:

(Jefferson County School Break)

How far would you go to get a treat? What tricks would you pull? In this class, we will learn how invertebrates use tricks to get what they want! Come see how they change color, decorate themselves, and lay their eggs in yucky places, all in an attempt to trick their predators and get themselves a tasty treat. Full Day (9am-4pm) and Half Day (9am-12pm) Options Available, plus Early and After Care (8am-8:45am & 4:15-5pm)

October 28 Fall Break Camp: Deadly Invertebrates

October 28 Out of School Day Camp Deadly Invertebrates (Jefferson County School Break):

Do animals have to have big teeth to be dangerous? Join us as we discover some deadly invertebrates and the weapons they use to catch food and protect themselves. Can you guess who will be the deadliest?

Half Day (9am-12pm) and Full Day (9am-4pm) Options Available, plus early and after care (8am-8:45am & 4:15-5pm).

Submit your event details and BP will schedule you a tour!

Step 1:  Select "1" from the drop down arrow there is no charge for submitting your inquiry.

Step 2:  Click "Add to Order".

Step 3:  Click "Continue".

Step 4:  Answer the questions regarding your event.

Step 5:  Complete the process to submit your inquiry.

A confirmation letter, contract, and FAQ will be emailed to you.

 

Note:  You will be contacted by a BP Private Event Ambassador to review your event plans; date selection and pricing.

Thanksgiving Camp: Invertebrate Fact or Fiction - A Bug's Life

November 25 Invertebrate Movie Fact or Fiction: A Bug's Life

What would happen to a real life Nemo? Could ants really build structures like in A Bug’s Life? Is everything we see in movies correct? Help unravel the mystery of what’s true and what is not true in some of our favorite invertebrate movies.

• November 25: A Bug’s Life

• November 26: Bee Movie

• November 27: Finding Nemo

Thanksgiving Camp: Invertebrate Movie Fact or Fiction - Bee Movie

November 26 Invertebrate Movie Fact or Fiction - Bee Movie

What would happen to a real life Nemo? Could ants really build structures like in A Bug’s Life? Is everything we see in movies correct? Help unravel the mystery of what’s true and what is not true in some of our favorite invertebrate movies. • November 26: Bee Movie

Thanksgiving Camp: Invertebrate Movie Fact or Fiction - Finding Nemo

November 27: Invertebrate Movie Fact or Fiction - Finding Nemo

What would happen to a real life Nemo? Could ants really build structures like in A Bug’s Life? Is everything we see in movies correct? Help unravel the mystery of what’s true and what is not true in some of our favorite invertebrate movies.

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 registrar@butterflies.org to sign up.

If you have questions about this program, please email mcopan@butterflies.org or call 720-974-1877

 

 

 

 

 

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