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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. 

 

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

 

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

 

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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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.

December 23 Winter Camp: Peanut Butter and Jellies

December 23 Peanut Butter and Jellies: Most of us wouldn’t want these stinging jellies on our sandwich! Come learn how these brainless invertebrates have survived all these years and get a chance to finally answer the riddle: are they jellyfish or jellies? *Morning snack included – you can guess what it is!

December 27 Winter Camp: Spidey Sense

December 27 Spidey Sense: Insects have incredible superpowers in sight, smell, locomotion, sound, and more! What really is spidey sense? What bugs can see colors that humans can’t? Come learn about the amazing senses of invertebrates and how their senses help them survive.

December 30 Winter Camp: Weirdest Bugs

December 30 Weirdest Bugs: Can snails have two shells? What invertebrate can grow longer than a blue whale? Join us as we discover the strangest animals on earth and what makes them so odd and cool!

December 31 Winter Camp: Bug Buddies

December 31 Bug Buddies: Did you know that some animals need a partner to survive? Some even stick with their buddies for life! Join us as we learn about these amazing relationships and how both partners benefit.

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