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Advanced Beekeeping Workshop

*NOTE: TIME MAY BE CHANGING FROM 2PM TO 9AM.

Made it through the Beekeeping Bootcamp series? Still have questions? We know you do! Join us as we get into the nitty-gritty content like queen rearing, splitting hives, and pest management. Bring your questions for our Q&A time and bring your gear for our time in the apiary as well.

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.

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

April 23 2019- Individual Cultural Competency 101

Cultural competence is a key factor in enabling interpreters and educators to be effective with participants from cultures other than their own. Through a series of exercises, discussions and self-reflective activities participants will examine their personal cultural competence, increasing their ability to understand, communicate with, and effectively interact with all people. Participants will develop awareness and build skills which will lead to increased ability to understand their cultural shaping as individuals and examine ways to be more inclusive in messaging and programming.

Participants will explore:

  • The relationship between culture and diversity.
  • Looking at our individual cultural background, including privilege.
  • How do cultural values shape our attitudes and opinions, and affect our behavior?
  • Skills for respectful dialogue across differences that can support us at work and in the community.
  • Tools and strategies to manage behaviors in work and community environments.

Date: Tue April 23 2019

Time: 9:30 a.m.   3:30 p.m.

Cost: $50 (Lunch Included)

Tools Needed: Open Mind, Note Pad, Writing Utensil

May 21, 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 21, 2019

Time: 9:30 a.m.   3:30 p.m.

Cost: $50 (Lunch Included)

Tools Needed: Open Mind, Note Pad, Writing Utensil

 

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

 

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.

 

Inclusive Denver: Equity and Accessibility Summit for Action (IDEAS for Action)

Inclusive Denver: Equity and Accessibility Summit for Action (IDEAS for Action)

Location: Community First Foundation - 5855 Wadsworth Bypass Unit A, Arvada, CO 80003

Cost $75.00 per person includes lunch each day

Inclusive Denver: Equity and Accessibility Summit for Action (IDEAS for Action) is a gathering for thought-provoking discussions and solutions-based recommendations for Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion in Denver Environmental-based Nonprofits.

IDEAS for Action will bring together leaders and key stakeholders and will feature a mix of planned and open space conference sessions intended to help Metro Denver organization build diverse workplaces and increase community impact. Day one of this 2-day Summit will host local thought Leaders on equity, diversity and inclusion and will engage in dialogue and agenda building sessions during the Monday convening. Day 2 will offer opportunity for small group sessions and collaboration for real world solutions. . The event will be hosted at Community First Foundation in Arvada.

You are invited to join us to:

• Connect and engage in thoughtful dialogue

• Discuss Equity and Inclusion and the need for community changes

• Engage in sessions on Cultural Proficiency and Anti-Bias Practices

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.

Rainforest Yoga for Families with Palangi Fit

Rainforest Yoga for Families

Start your day breathing with the butterflies! Join us in the rainforest for a fun yoga class for the whole family. Led by local yogi Kelsey Mueller from Palangi Fit in Arvada, this hour-long practice will be sure to energize your day! And after the class, enjoy exploring all Butterfly Pavilion has to offer at your own pace. Recommended ages of children: 4-10 Questions? Email Marissa at mcopan@butterflies.org

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.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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. Participants 16 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult.

Spring Camp: Transformers - Single Day

Fascinated by Optimus Prime? Well, maybe you haven't seen OCTOPUS Prime yet! What makes Bumblebee so special?

Join Butterfly Pavilion in this week of fun as we explore the amazing power of metamorphosis! Each day we will explore a different transformation and through exciting games, enchanted experiments, and real live animals - together we will experience all the fun of our favorite buggy superheroes and more!

 

Summer Camp Week 1: June 3-7: Zookeeper in Training

Week 1: June 3-7: Zookeeper in Training

Are your kids always bringing home bugs?  Do they love taking care of animals?  In this camp, we are going behind the scenes of Butterfly Pavilion to see what it takes to be a Zookeeper.   We ll meet real Zookeepers & we'll even get to care for our very own animals!

 

Summer Camp Week 2: June 10-14: Wild Colorado Backyards

Week 2: June 10-14: Wild Colorado Backyards

You don t have to take a plane to discover the wild in Colorado, it s right here in our backyards!  Join us as we explore our BRAND NEW exhibit Colorado Backyards, have up close and personal wildlife experiences, discover native plants and animals, and run, jump and explore the natural playground that all around us!  

   

Summer Camp Week 3: June 17-21: Beekeeper in Training

Week 3: June 17-21: Beekeeper in Training

Find out what all the buzz is about in this hands-on camp!  Campers will spend the week in a fun and educational immersion into the fascinating world of bees and other pollinators!  We will learn about honey bee biology, native bees, and their vital role in our world.  We will meet an expert beekeeper, learn how honey is made and get to look inside of a real hive

   

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