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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)!


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


Birthday Parties at Butterfly Pavilion


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.


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. 


Cub Scout Day

Mark your calendars for one wild time! Cub scouts are taking over Butterfly Pavilion on April 20 for a special day just for you! Join us for a day of fun activities, animal encounters, outdoor explorations to meet your adventure requirements, and much more!

Cub Scout Day Includes:

  • Access to all of our indoor and outdoor exhibits!
  • Scout self-guided scavenger hunt (which can tick off many requirements!)
  • A full schedule of scout programs, all centered on outdoor exploration, respect for plants and wildlife, and making our world a better place!
  •  Several activity stations set up throughout the Pavilion for groups to explore at their own pace
  • A certificate for having attended Cub Scout Day at Butterfly Pavilion!
  • Vendors with more games, crafts and activities!


Cost: • Individual Adults: $12 (members $5) • Individual Scouts and accompanying siblings ages 2-12: $8 (members $5) • Children under 2: FREE

We are happy to offer group rates for troops if you meet the following criteria: • There are 10 or more guests in your group. • You pay for the entire group with one payment. • Scout leaders will get in for free with 10 or more scouts • Basic scout troop pricing is: Adults: $10.00 (after 2 adults) Children(2-12): $6.00 (after 8 scouts) 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 Cub 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: Cub 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.


Diversity & Inclusivity Workshops

May 28, 2019- Examining Unconscious Bias

We all bring unconscious biases into the workplace. These deeply subconscious attitudes span race, gender, appearance, age, wealth and much more. They influence everything from the neighborhood you live in, to the employee you promote and the one you don t. These biases are reflexively triggered without our knowledge, they are virtually unnoticeable. Our unconscious biases are hidden. Although we are unaware of them they influence our beliefs about and behavior toward others. Microaggressions are often the result of unconscious biases that lead to unintended discrimination against or degradation of those who are socially marginalized in a society, whether for skin color, gender, sexual orientation, age, language, origin, religion, disability, or any other characteristic. Raising our awareness of unconscious bias allows us to rethink the ways in which we approach hiring, inclusion, organizational culture and relationships with stakeholders.

This workshop focuses on the implicit attitudes or stereotypes that shape how we engage others and make decisions in the workplace. The session provides an understanding of how bias is formed in our unconscious, and ways we can disrupt the impact of unconscious patterns on both our individual behavior and on organizational behavior.

Participants will

  • Define unconscious bias;
  • Identify the impact of unconscious bias in the workplace;
  • Identify and use strategies for disrupting or reducing unconscious bias.

Date: Tue May 28, 2019

Time: 9:30 a.m.   3:30 p.m.

Cost: $50 (Lunch Included)

Tools Needed: Open Mind, Note Pad, Writing Utensil


Family Zoo Snooze

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.

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


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  • 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


Hold a Stick Insect!

February 29 & March 1, 2020 only.

10:00 am to 2:00 pm. Last ticket sale 1:30 pm. Guests must be in line for this experience by 1:45 pm.

Must purchase General Admission tickets to access this add-on experience.

For a limited time, we're offering a brand new touch opportunity with dynamic and adorable stick insects in Wings of the Tropics, Butterfly Pavilion's tropical conservatory.


BEST DEAL! Online Add-on: $2 per person + admission tax

Member Add-on: $1 per person + admission tax

Walk-up Add-on: $4 per person + admission tax

Please note: Children must be 3 years of age or older to hold stick insects.

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.


Kid's Night Out

Need a date night? Register your kiddos for a night of fun, exploration and learning after hours at Butterfly Pavilion! Led by experienced camp educators, this night will be complete with pizza dinner, exhibit exploration time (flashlights encouraged for the rainforest after dark!), and will end with a craft and a nature-themed video. 5:30-9pm Cost: $25 for first kiddo (non-member), $20 member $20 for additional kiddos, $18 member

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.

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.

Spring Break Camp - Full Week

What exactly does it take to go from an egg to an adult bee? Is it the same process as a butterfly or an octopus? Join us during Spring Break to learn how some of our favorite tiny giants transform through fun games, crafts and live animal encounters.


Spring Break Camp - Single Day

Spring Break Camp 2020 - Single Day Registration

Monday March 23: Butterflies and Moths

                Does a butterfly make a cocoon or chrysalis? What s the difference? Join us in this tropical day to learn all about how butterflies and moths transform to the beautiful flying insects we see around the world.

Tuesday March 24: Under Water

                Do sea creatures like coral, sea jellies and octopuses transform like caterpillars into butterflies? Or is their transformation completely different? Dive down deep with us to learn about marine invertebrate life cycles and witness some of these amazing animals up close.

Wednesday March 25: Beetles, Ants and Bees

                Does the larva of a beetle, ant or bee look similar to a moth? How are they different? Buzz on over as we step inside the homes of these mighty workers to see how their transformation is completed.

Thursday March 26: Plants

                Do plants go through a transformation similar to bees or coral? Do they transform at all? Grow with us as we learn about different parts of the plant and how they survive based on where they live.

Friday March 27: Incomplete Metamorphosis

                Lots of animals and plants transform but do they all transform with the same stages? Explore with us as we discover the different ways our animals and plants grow up.




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.

Summer Camp Week 10

*Camp Week 10: August 3-7 - Aquatic Adventures Rivers, streams, lakes, ponds, and saltwater tanks - all teeming with life! Discover aquatic invertebrates like stoneflies and crawdads, find out what makes a healthy waterway, meet real ocean animals, and prepare to get splashed during this wet and wild week *same theme as week 5

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