This October, experience Butterfly Pavilion like you’ve never seen it before! Discover a Halloween month of EPIC proportions where invertebrates from the big screen and your wildest imagination come to life! From exploring new animals with incredible abilities in new, immersive exhibits to one-of-a-kind events that bring both fun and frightful adventures, there’s something for everyone to enjoy this BUGTOBER.
October 2 – 29, 9 am – 5 pm: Spider Pavilion
Weave through a maze of elaborate webs made by nature’s ultimate engineers: spiders! Enter a totally new enclosure to experience astounding arachnids and their creations up close. Experience included with General Admission.
October 2 – 14, 10 am – 4 pm: Forensic Entomology
Invertebrates are some of the world’s most incredible crime fighters. Step into the scene of the crime and learn how invertebrates help real life investigators discover “whodunit?” Experience included with General Admission.
October 15 – 29, 10 am – 4 pm: Parasite Paranoia
Uninvited microscopic guests living on or in your body? These are the things of nightmares! Dive into the gory details of undisputed evolutionary champions that may have already made YOU their host. Experience included with General Admission.
October 6, 2017, 6:00 – 7:30 pm: Wild About Bats & Bugs Family Fireside Chat
Sit by the fire, roast some s’mores and discover the fascinating relationship between bats & mosquitoes with Colorado Parks & Wildlife bat expert, Tabbi Kinion and Colorado Vector mosquito expert Amber Partridge. Tickets: $15 for one adult and child + $5 for each additional participant. Children under 2 free. Get your tickets here.
October 13, 10 am – 4 pm: Homeschool Day – Forensic Entomology
Become your favorite crime-solver and investigate the science behind the techniques! This special event for homeschoolers and their families provides an exclusive look at our Forensic Entomology exhibit, coupled with special activities that will help you become a true investigator. Tickets: $8 non-members, $5 members. Get your tickets here.
October 13, 5 pm – 9 pm: Friday the 13th Trivia with Geeks Who Drink
Bring your friends and test your Halloween knowledge with this haunted quiz-fest with Geeks Who Drink! Food and drink included.
- 5 – 6 pm Family Exhibit Exploration
- 5:45 pm Kid Zone Drop Off,
- 6 pm-8:30pm, Adults-Only Trivia (Ages 21+ only).
Tickets: $25 for non-members, $20 for members + $15 per child for childcare (Ages 3 – 10, space is limited). Get your tickets here for adults. Register your kids for the Kid Zone (childcare) here.
October 14, 6 pm – 8:45 am: Zoo Snooze (Family Overnight)
Get ready for a ZOOpendous, kid-friendly, family overnight where we’ll explore the secret world of Butterfly Pavilion after dark. Snooze breakfast included! For ages 3+. Adult accompaniment required. Tickets: $60 non-members, $50 members. Learn more and get your tickets here.
October 21 – 22 & 28 – 29, 9 am – 5 pm: Bug-A-Boo
TWO weekends of your favorite Halloween celebration featuring indoor trick-or-treating, a costume parade, invertebrate exploration, and fun family entertainment! Experience included with General Admission. This event is FREE for members. Member Base Camp will only take place at Bug-A-Boo on October 21 & 22. Get your tickets for October 21, October 22, October 28, October 29.
October 24, 10 am – 4 pm: Homeschool Day – Parasite Paranoia
Discover the world of uninvited microscopic guests that may call YOU their home! This special event for homeschoolers and their families provides an exclusive look at our Parasite Paranoia exhibit, coupled with special activities that will open your eyes to the tiniest of beasts! Tickets: $8 non-members, $5 members. Get your tickets here.
October 27 – 28, with start times at 5:45 pm, 6:00 pm, or 6:15 pm: Flashlight Tours
Exciting nighttime tours of our Indoor Exhibits & Outdoor Gardens. Bring a flashlight, a friend, and a sense of adventure! Tours last for approximately one hour. Tickets: $15 for non-members, $12 for members. Get your tickets for October 27 or October 28.